HOW TO READ has been nominated for the Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters Poetry Award!

—Thomas’s debut collection, How to Read, hit shelves May 4, 2021, thanks to Friendly City Books in Columbus, Mississippi. Buy it here!

Equally full of reverence for familial genealogies and humor in seeing the South as baffling as it is, Thomas Richardson’s poetics are uniquely charming. “How To Read: Poems”, the first poetry title by the new independent publisher Friendly City Books, is a welcome contribution to the historic and ongoing canon of writers and artists in Mississippi.

The Clarion-Ledger