Ric Hool has six collections of published poetry and has his work featured in poetry magazines & journals in Europe, USA & UK. From Cullercoats, Northumberland he moved to Wales in 1990 after several years in Hastings and five years journeying the islands and mainland of Spain. He was the Academi (Welsh Academy) poet for the Abergavenny Food Festival 2009 and also Academi poet representative for the South Bank London Global Poetry System 2009. Twenty years ago he initiated the poetry readings at the Hen & Chickens, which remains the hub of The Abergavenny Poetry Scene. With Bob Mole he began the Gwent Writing Squad, which was to prove the prototype for all writing squads in Wales, providing workshops in creative writing for young people.
His poetic themes are the psychological and geographical impact of place and space on the human experience.