RICHARD PLATYPUS attends high school in New York City. He feels a kinship with the inimitable Australian mammal, the platypus, due to its highly bizarre anatomy and nonconformist nature. His credits include being featured at the Knitting Factory, on roguescholars.com and poetz.com. While not writing, he spends his time rallying for peace, pining for the reform of capitalism, and igniting lightning storms with plastic spatulas. He is currently working on an epic poem/political treatise about his beloved platypus.