Richard Krawiec has published two novels, *Time Sharing* and *Faith in What?,* a story collection, *And Fools of God*, two books of poetry, *She Hands Me the Razor* and *Breakdown*, four plays, two young adult biographies, and book reviews and feature articles for national publications. *Time Sharing* was a *Publisher's Weekly Recommended* selection, and made the*Village Voice Real Life Rock Top Ten*.*She Hands Me the Razor* was one of only 17 poetry books nominated for a 2012 SIBA Award. *Yao Ming: Gentle Giant* was cited as one of the Best Young Adult Books of the Year by the Pennsylvania Libraries Association.

Krawiec has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the NC Arts Council(twice) and Pennsylvania Council on the arts. His work appears in *Shenandoah, sou'wester, Witness, Cream City Review, Florida Review, West Branch, NC Literary Review, 2Rivers View, Connotation*, and dozens of other literary magazines. He has edited anthologies featuring the work of Dorianne Laux, Marge Piercy, Reynolds Price, Lee Smith, Allan Gurganus, Elizabeth Spencer, Fred Chappell, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Joe Millar, Michael Chitwood, Jaki Shelton Green and others.

He teaches Beginning Intermediate and Advanced Fiction Writing online for UNC Chapel Hill, for which he wrote the curriculum and won their Excellence in Teaching Award. As founder of Jacar Press,a Community Active Press, he
publishes books of poetry. He has worked extensively with people in homeless shelters, abused women and children, literacy students, prisoners, immigrants, and others who have been traditionally excluded from literary programming.