Rich has taught academic writing (and literature) full time at all levels. He has facilitated a variety of workshops for faculty members teaching writing, and for Writing-Across-the-Curriculum faculty members. Having collaborated with faculty members as a strategy for bringing about culture change in various academic programs, and having worked with students individually and in workshop settings, he has learned how to be another supportive writer, able to offer suggestions and advice.
“Capitalism’s Poetry Wins” will be presented at the New Directions of the Humanities Conference in London in 2017. claims that since the death of philosophy and the end of art modern poetry has been upstaged by capitalist poetry using similar strategies and techniques; while both sublime moments use spectacle, one is more effective. The essay also claims that capitalist poetry includes racism and analyzes KFC advertising campaign to produce evidence of wide spread acceptance in an era of “micro-aggressions” and confederate flag removals. The essay outlines the history of advertising and the weak literary counters to it that inevitably lend its assistance to the ideology in the education of sensibility. The essay also suggests that Adorno’s concept of “Enormous Irony” and Marcuse's path via “sensibilities” may be the only way to counter.
"The Final Vocabulary and Reading Western Poetry: Why the Useless University" is currently under consideration by Brill Publications. The manuscript advocates radical pedagogy and critical reflection to bridge reading books and reading everyday life. The population’s manipulated concern for money and status at the expense of ethical and aesthetic value has rendered the citizens of our democracy victims.
His critical essays have been published in recent issues of The International Journal of the Humanities, The International Journal for Critical Pedagogy, Fringe, Journal of Ecocriticism, Reconfigurations: A Journal for Poetics Poetry / Literature and Culture, New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, among others.
Online samples of his academic writing. However, remember that he is an eclectic reader of other people’s styles, and supportive and helpful at all levels of careers.