About Me

My name is Rich Ristow, and I have been living in Changzhou, Jiangsu province since 2014. I came here to teach English as a Foreign Language after more than a decade of teaching freshman composition in Adjunct Hell in New Jersey and North Carolina. Where am I from? New Jersey is the easiest answer; it’s where I moved to China from. The real answer is Europe. I was born in Germany, on an American Air Force base, and I have also lived in England, Belgium, Bermuda, and The Netherlands before going to College in West Virginia.  MFA in poetry from UNC-Wilmington. I am a Published writer and editor. You can see my other platforms here.