Mr. Nathan M. Richardson is an accomplished performance poet and published author. He founded Spiritual Concepts Publishing in 1998 which offers literary consulting and a variety of workshops to emerging writers. He is also the organizer and host of the Poetry, Prose & Pizza Open Mic series, now syndicated in the cities of Chesapeake, Suffolk and Prince George, Virginia. Nationally, his poetry has been commissioned for exhibits at the Delaware Museum of Art, the New Mexico Holocaust Museum and the Chrysler Museum.

Since 2010 Mr. Richardson has served as the lead coach for the Hampton Roads Youth Poets (HRYP) Slam Team. From a group of approximately 20 poets ages 13-19 years old, five are selected each year to represent Virginia at the Brave New Voices (BNV) International Poetry Slam. This year’s BNV competition will be held in Chicago, IL. HRYP is a division of the youth empowerment organization – Teens with a Purpose.

A short list of his other affiliations include the Poetry Society of Virginia, Young Audiences of Virginia, and the Advisory Council for the Christopher Newport University Writers Conference. Find out more about this amazing author at