Pushcart-nominated poet Rich Ferguson has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Wanda Coleman, Moby, and other esteemed poets and musicians. He is a featured performer in the film, What About Me? featuring Michael Stipe, Michael Franti, k.d. lang, and others. His poetry and spoken-word music videos have been widely anthologized, and he was a winner in Opium Magazine’s Literary Death Match, LA. His poetry collection, 8th& Agony is out on Punk Hostage Press, and his debut novel, New Jersey Me, has been released by Rare Bird Books.
Rich’s 2018 winning videopoem “Things About Myself and the World That I Will and Won’t Explain to My Year-Old Daughter When She’s Older” was directed by Victor Guzman.
His 2019 Honorable Mention “In the Gomorrah of Glamour and Gimme All You Can” was directed by Chris Burdick, with music by Eric Carter.