About

Hi, I'm Richard, a poet and illustrator living in Plymouth, UK. 

I'm generally amused by the surreal/abstract/absurd in the every day, and I try to reflect that in my work where possible.

My poetry and haiku have appeared in journals internationally*. I have two collections of poetry: The Strangest Thankyou (2012) and Zygote Poems (2015), both published by Cultured Llama. I have also edited and co-edited the creative publications: Symmetry Pebbles, INK, Tribe, and Thief. I wrote articles and interviews for Tribe Media, too.

In 2014, I graduated from Plymouth University with a BA (Hons) in Creative Writing. 

If you'd like a commission, I will consider this. You can get a good hold of me via my contact page, or send an email directly to hello@richardthomasthings.com.

As well as in my online shop here, if you are in south east London, you can also buy my things at Deptford Does Art, located at 28 Deptford High Street, Deptford, London, SE8 4AF.

Bonus thing: If you like, you can read an article I wrote about fatherhood and poetry for Huffington Post UK here.

*My poems and haiku have been published/are forthcoming in the following print and online journals, and podcast: The Asahi Shimbun, Blithe Spirit, Bold + Italic, Bottlerockets, Carousel SW, Caught in the Net, Client Culture, Clinic, The Coffeehouse, Cold Moon Journal, Creatrix, Fireflies' Light, Futures Trading, The Haiku Foundation's 'Haiku Dialogue', Heliosparrow, The Heron's Nest, The IMPpress, 'The Ink Pods' podcast by The Blue Nib, Ink, Sweat and Tears, KLCHR, The Lake, Lunar Poetry, The Mamba, Modern Haiku, Neon Highway, Neutral Norway, NOON (Journal of the Short Poem), Notes from the Gean, Orbis, Presence, Reflections, The Screech Owl, Tears in the Fence, Tribe, tsuri-dōrō, Venus in Scorpio, Wales Haiku Journal, Weyfarers, Wild Orphan.