© Council for Wisconsin Writers 2014 Council for Wisconsin Writers Council for Wisconsin Writers Richard Swanson Richard Swanson CWW is an invaluable anchor for the rich literary culture of this state, reflecting its vast diversity and creative communities. CWW: Membership Chair, Poet Laureate Commission Representative Email: Rwswansong@gmail.com Website: NA Hometown: Madison Richard moved to Wisconsin in 1962 and taught English at MATC (now Madison College), before retiring. His poetry is known for its wordplay and humor, and he has published, through Fireweed Press, Men in the Nude in Socks (CWW's Posner Winner, 2006), Not Quite Eden, and most recently Paparazzi Moments. He is the secretary of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and CWW's representative on the state's Poet Laureate Commission.