Out-Spoken Press, 2019


Longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature

Blood runs under the earth. A father will instruct his daughter to the hills where their ancestors are buried. A flying man opens a door in the sky. Children play in the twisted roots of a landscape both dangerous and triumphant. Constantly attuned to the devastating power of nature and where the body, too, is ‘a precarious house’, these poems are hymns to the resilience of the human spirit. Georges locates in the negative space of aftermath both the ghosts of history, and the mythic beginnings of a yet unlived, rejuvenated world.

“These poems are astonishing, largely unprecedented. Georges has written a truly living text.”
– Kaveh Akbar

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Platypus Press, 2018


Highly Commended by the Forward Prizes
Longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature

“Saints, ghosts, legends blend into one another, layering the land and seascapes with history.”
– Rajiv Mohabir

“These poems are sky-rooted and earthbound, at once elusive and grounded as they turn on the revolving eye.”
– Ishion Hutchinson

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Shearsman Books, 2017

Make Us All Islands

Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection

“Singing ‘light into bleakness,’ in vivid poetic language that shakes us out of apathy”
– Loretta Collins Klobah

“Richard Georges’ poems enter Caribbean literature like the sea rolling up sotto voce on the sand after the last of the small fuss of waves in the shallows.”
– Vladimir Lucien

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