Rick Black

Rick Black

A poet, book artist and photographer, Rick Black is the founder and owner of Turtle Light Press, a small publishing company that specializes in handcrafted books, fine art prints and note cards.

For close to twenty years, he worked as a journalist, including a three-year stint in the Jerusalem bureau of The New York Times. He also has freelanced for numerous national newspapers and magazines, including The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, and other publications.

In addition, he has garnered several international awards for his haiku poetry, including first prize in the James W. Hackett Award, sponsored by The British Haiku Society and third prize in the Betty Drevniok Competition, sponsored by Haiku Canada.

In 2011, Rick settled in Arlington with his wife, Prof. Laura Ahearn, and their daughter, Melanie. He often takes bike rides on the W & OD trail and can be spotted taking photos or jotting down a poem.

If you’d like, Rick can also turn a photo of your house or business into a painting, too. Either he can take the photo or use one of your own favorite photos that can then be given as a gift or used for advertising on web pages and brochures. All prints are made using the highest quality archival papers and inks.

For more information about custom work or special orders of prints, please contact Theresa@stifelandcapra.com


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