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. Published writer and editor. Blah, blah, blah!! You can visit my personal blog at www.richristow.com. Be forewarned, most of my posts there tend to be long wall-o-text essays. Most of the Changzhou ones will eventually be cross posted here.

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