Do It Now, Part II

Paul Richmond


Headshot of Poet Laureate Paul Richmond
Paul Richmond

We bring you part II of Episode #33, our interview  with 2020 US National Beat Poet Laureate, the pioneer valley’s own Paul Richmond.

Paul Richmind is a renaissance man for the 21st century.  He is the owner of Human Error Publishing.

The National Beat Poetry Foundation headquartered in Wolcott, Ct. appointed Paul Richmond Beat Poet Laureate of the of USA 2019 -2020 and appointed Paul Beat Poet Laureate of Massachusetts 2017 to 2019.

Paul’s work is best described as political and deadpan, delivered wryly humorously in his own style.

He has been called Assassin of Apathy – “power of words / humor – on the unthinkable, the unsolvable, to analyze, to digest, to give birth, to creativity and hope”

His work has been published in six books, in many journals, magazines, anthologies and poetry collections.

He is a Pushcart Prize nominee.   He has performed nationally and internationally, too many performances to list here. Paul is a native of Buffalo, NY and has been a fixture of our Pioeneer Valley community for 40+ years.

His band Do It Now, comprised of valley musicians Jo Sallin, Tony Vacca and John Sheldon blends the spoken word with a rich spectrum of musical textures.  Their musical dialogue on stage is particularly exciting for those that get it. 

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