Rick is the author of two books: Pumpkin Shivaree, a picture book for children, and a collection of poems called Crow Milk. He co-edited Under the Legislature of Stars: 62 New Hampshire Poets. He grew up in Brookline, NH and studied poetry, filmmaking, and sociolinguistics at Sarah Lawrence College and the University of New Hampshire. Garrison Keillor has read his poems on “The Writers’ Almanac” and anthologized them in Great Poems, American Places.
Rick has worked in a lumbermill, sold brass and copper jewelry, washed dishes and cooked fancy soup, worked as a farmer, and taught lots of people to read and write. He loves making images in poems and fine art and likes to explore how people read pictures and tell stories.