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has been involved in the Los Angeles poetry community since 1990. He
served for two years as a co-director of the Valley Contemporary Poets,
a twenty-three year old non-profit organization which produces a
regular reading series and publications out of the San Fernando Valley.
His poetry has appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals,
including The Los Angeles Times, "Chiron Review", "Zuzu's Petals",
"Caffeine Magazine", "Blue Satellite" and others. He is the author of
Paris: It's The Cheese, I Am My Own Orange County, Mowing Fargo, I'm a Jew. Are You?, Stolen Mummies (Ain't Got No Press),
Lizard King of the Laundromat, Brendan Constantine is My Kind of Town (Inevitable Press),
Feeding Holy Cats and Up Liberty's Skirt (Cassowary
Press). He serves on the Artist and Community Advisory Council of
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice, California. (Though he's
not sure how that happened or what it means.) He has hosted the long
running Cobalt Café reading series in Canoga Park since 1994 and
is regularly featured at venues throughout Southern California. Rick
created and maintains the Poetry Super Highway, a major internet
resource for poets.
Currently Rick works as a music teacher at Temple Ahavat Shalom in
Northridge and the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada
Hills, as well as at Hillel of Pierce and Valley Colleges as the
Assistant Director. He is engaged to Addie Schonbach, a recent import
from Kansas City, MO.
How Close Was Mars?
You are the healthy mushroom of my late Friday afternoon
online at PoetrySuperhighway.com
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