Ric Hool has 9 collections of published poetry and has his work featured in poetry magazines & journals in Europe, USA & UK.
He was the Welsh Academy poet for the Abergavenny Food Festival 2009 and also Academy poet representative for the South Bank London Global Poetry System 2009.
Recent publications include A Way of Falling Upwards (Cinnamon Press 2014) and Between So Many Words (Red Squirrel Press May 2016). The first British publication of Last Fair Deal Gone Down, a docu-story conflating the lives of the author, seminal blues singer/guitarist Robert Johnson and Eric Clapton, was originally published in Fulcrum No. 6 (Annual of Poetry & Aesthetics) USA,
His poetic themes are the psychological and geographical impact of place and space on the human experience. Water is a totem, poured from place to place and from experience to experience: an agent of informing
Ric Hool is from Northumberland but lives in Wales.