Richard Chess

Richard Chess is the author of four books of poetry, Love Nailed to the Doorpost (University of Tampa Press 2017), Tekiah (University of Georgia Press 1996; republished by University of Tampa Press 2000); Chair in the Desert (University of Tampa Press 2000); and Third Temple (University of Tampa Press 2006). He is Professor Emeritus at UNC Asheville. He directed UNC Asheville's Center for Jewish Studies for 30 years. He also played a leading role in UNC Asheville's contemplative inquiry initiative. He is a regular contributor to Close Reading, the blog hosted by Slant Books.