February 6, 2017

Richard Schnap

Dear Readers & Poets,

I know I closed this journal last year, so I don't know how many of you are still subscribed or reading Poppy Road, but I wanted to share some sad news I received this morning about fellow poet Richard Schnap. As you know, he was a constant contributor to this journal with his poetry appearing just about every month. He was one of my favorites and also became a good friend to me. His partner emailed me this morning and told me that Richard passed away on Christmas Day. I had no idea and I'm still shocked and completely saddened by this news. I just can't believe it.

I published a chapbook for him last year, under Flutter Press, titled A Wind from Nowhere. He was so excited about finally putting together a collection of poems. If you're interested in purchasing a copy, it is available at this link:  https://www.createspace.com/6215080. I'd like to make it available until the end of the month because I know so many of you enjoyed his poems as much as I did. After the end of February, I'm going to retire his book as I don't feel it's right to continue selling it when he's no longer here. All royalties will be sent to his partner, Alice.


  1. Richard Schnap was a wonderful writer who came to poetry relatively late, I believe. Very sad to hear about his passing.

  2. I'm so very sorry to hear of his passing Sandy. I enjoyed reading his work here each month. My thoughts and prayers to his family!

  3. Very sad news, Sandy. A talented poet, indeed. My thoughts go out to Alice and family.

  4. Thanks for all the kind comments, everyone. Richard will certainly be missed.

  5. So sorry to hear about Richard. Please add my thoughts and prayers, too.


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