Monica Richards in 2009. Photo by Esther Ton. Licensed under Creative Commons, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Monica Vivienne Richards (born 1965) is an American poet, songwriter, singer, artist, and prose author.

Life[edit | edit source]

Richards was born in Washington, D.C. She graduated from American University with honors in literature and a minor in anthropology.

She started singing when she was in her teens and was one of the earliest female singers in the harDCore scene. She is considered to be an icon of the goth subculture and has been the frontwoman of numerous bands including Madhouse, Strange Boutique, and Faith and the Muse, as well as being a solo-artist.

Richards works in a number of different media for her visual art. In her early days as an artist she designed punk rock flyers, album covers and local business logos, among other things. Her work now ranges from painting to graphic art.

Writing[edit | edit source]

Richards' debut collection, a compilation of art, poetry, essays, and re-writings of Welsh-Celtic tales called The Book of Annwyn, was released in the spring of 1998.

Publications[edit | edit source]

Poetry[edit | edit source]

  • The Little Red Book of Poetry. 1999.
  • The Muse Inward. 2004.

Novels[edit | edit source]

  • Anafae
    • Liber Prima: Awakening. 2006.
    • Liber Duex: Recollection. 2008.
    • 3 - Dreams of Dragons. 2009.

Short fiction[edit | edit source]

  • The Garden Book of Ghosts. 1999.

Collected editions[edit | edit source]

  • The Book of Annwyn (poetry & stories). 1998.

Monica Richards - Sedna Official Video

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy Monica Richards..[1]

Audio / video[edit | edit source]


Monica Richards Into My Own

Albums[edit | edit source]

  • 2007: InfraWarrior
  • 2012: Naiades

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Books, Web, Apr. 11, 2013.

External links[edit | edit source]

Audio / video
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