Rich Furman

Rich Furman, MSW, PhD, is Associate Professor and Director of Social Work and Criminal Justice at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Rich has published over 100 articles, books, and book chapters, and over 250 poems. [2011]

Rich Furman, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Director of Social Work at the University of Washington Tacoma. His first full-length book of poems, Compañero was published by Main Street Rag Press (2007). He has published over 250 poems in Hawai’i Review, Coe Review, The Evergreen Review, Black Bear Review, Red Rock Review, Sierra Nevada Review, New Hampshire Review, Penn Review, Free Lunch, Colere, Pearl, The Journal of Poetry Therapy, Impetus, and many others. He has preformed his work throughout the United States, as well as in Nicaragua, Mexico, and Guatemala. His work has been described as “neither street nor beat nor meat nor academic, but an emotionally evocative mix of styles that can be brutally imagistic or powerfully terse.” He has published six academic books and is working on a memoir about his journeys through Central America, Falling South. His upcoming book, Social Work Practice with At-Risk Men, will be published by Columbia University Press. [2010]

Works by Rich Furman:

Creepers (Poetry, 2010)

Ride (Creative Nonfiction, 2011)

We supply the dead (Poetry, 2009)