Richard Hermes

Richard Hermes is a Ph.D. candidate in the creative writing program at the University of Tennessee, where he was the editor-in-chief of Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts. He has an M.F.A. from the University of Minnesota, and his awards include Minnesota Monthly’s Tamarack Award, a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, and a Henry Luce Scholars fellowship to Thailand, where he lived and worked for eight years. He has written for a number of magazines and newspapers, including Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Utne, and The Bangkok Post.


Imagineer by Richard Hermes

    The old inventor of the duck neck hook and the metal fruit scoop fingered the worn edges of a business card as he pushed his cart toward the first bend on Thonglor. There, in front of where Khun Sai’s hardware store used to be, was the spot where […]