Richard Osmond was born in 1987. He works as a wild-food forager, searching for plants, fruits and fungi among the forests and hedgerows of Hertfordshire. He received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2017. HIs first collection, Useful Verses, was nominated for a Costa Book Award and won the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry’s First Collection prize in 2018. His second collection, Rock, Paper, Scissors – written in response to his direct experience of the terrorist attack on London Bridge on June 3rd 2017 – was published 13th June 2019.

The Foyle Young Poets’ Recording took place on 23rd October 2018 at the Soundhouse Studio, Acton, West London

Poems by Richard Osmond

Rock, Paper, Scissors - Richard Osmond
Love Song, 31st July - Richard Osmond
Freddy’s Revenge - Richard Osmond

Books by Richard Osmond



Seamus Heaney Centre First Collection Prize (winner)


Eric Gregory Award (winner)


Costa Book Award (shortlisted)

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