Rick Noguchi


Culver City, CA 90230

Author's Bio

Rick Noguchi is the author of two collections of poetry The Wave He Caught (Pearl Editions 1995) and The Ocean Inside Kenji Takezo (University of Pittsburgh Press 1996) and a children’s book Flowers from Mariko (Lee & Low 2001) co-written with Deneen Jenks. Rick received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Long Beach where he majored in English and minored in American Indian Studies. His work has been published in a variety of journals and anthologies including Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation; Place as Purpose: Poetry from the Western States; Motion: American Sports Poems; American Poetry: The Next Generation; The New Young American Poets: An Anthology; and Fever Dreams: Contemporary Arizona Poets. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from Arizona State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. Rick currently serves as a senior program officer in the arts at The James Irvine Foundation.

Publications & Prizes

Flowers From Mariko (Lee and Low Books, 2001)
The Ocean Inside Kenji Takezo (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996)
The Wave He Caught (Pearl Editions, 1995)
Prizes won: 

Pearl Award in poetry (1994)
Associated Writing Programs Award Series (1995)

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Identifies as: 
Asian American, Japanese American
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Last update: Jan 30, 2010