Diary of a Small Press

On running a small press, bookmaking, poetry, digital photography, and trying to stay sane in this increasingly hectic world…

Brunch and Poetry

February 11th, 2016

Come join us for Rick Black’s brunch and poetry talk on Sunday, February 21st, at Olam Tikvah synagogue in Fairfax, Virginia. For three years, Black did post-graduate work in Hebrew literature at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Subsequently, he was a reporter in the Jerusalem bureau of The New York Times. He covered the first intifada, […]

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Chad Lee Robinson On Haiku

September 22nd, 2015

Interview with Chad Lee Robinson, Prizewinning author of The Deep End of the Sky   Biographical Sketch Chad Lee Robinson was born in 1980 in Pierre, South Dakota and grew up along the banks of the Missouri River. He continues to live there with his wife Kimberly and son, Nathan, and works as the manager […]

Chad Lee Robinson’s “Deep End of the Sky”

August 26th, 2015

Turtle Light Press is proud to release the winner of its fourth haiku chapbook competition, The Deep End of the Sky, by Chad Lee Robinson of Pierre, South Dakota. This collection of 47 haiku takes us on a journey through the vast expanses of the American prairie, where you will see, hear and feel the […]

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Westover Photo Show Library Reception

November 18th, 2014

The sights and sounds of Westover will come alive this Saturday, November 22nd, at the Westover Branch Library. The library will be displaying artistic photo paintings of the Westover neighborhood and shopping district by Rick Black as well as hosting a sound show by Alex Braden, entitled “Piece & Quiet.” Black, a photographer, poet and […]

Falls Church Hilton Opening

November 18th, 2014

The new Falls Church Hilton Garden Inn has selected Rick Black’s artistic photos to adorn its more than 100 guest rooms. Black’s colorful, playful paintings of The State Theatre and Clare & Don’s Beach Shack have been reproduced in a large format for guests to enjoy. A grand opening of the hotel was held on […]

Artistic Photos of Falls Church Exhibition

October 3rd, 2014

Rick Black’s photo paintings of Falls Church and Arlington, VA were featured at the Stifel & Capra Gallery in downtown Falls Church as part of the first Friday festivities. As the featured artist, Rick had a full panoply of shots for people to enjoy. If you missed the exhibit, you can take a look at the Falls […]

Grolier Poetry Book Shop Reading

June 16th, 2014

Rick Black will be reading at Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Cambridge, Mass, this Saturday evening, June 21st, at 6:30 p.m. It will be a combined program with David McCann, who will feature some of his own sijo — a Korean short verse form. We will both read from a selection of TLP books featuring […]

New Falls Church and Arlington Photos

April 30th, 2014

On Friday, May 2nd, Rick’s photo paintings of Falls Church and Arlington, VA will be featured at the Stifel & Capra Gallery in downtown Falls Church. It’s all part of the First Friday festivities. As the featured artist, Rick will have a full panoply of shots of these small towns for people to enjoy. For […]

Star of David by Rick Black

April 29th, 2014

In November 2013, Rick had the honor of reading his award-winning, new poetry collection Star of David in the Hebraic Division of the Library of Congress. Winner of the 2012 Poetica Magazine poetry chapbook contest, Star of David contains a total of 20 poems that grapple with being Jewish today in both America and Israel. […]

Just Released…The Window That Closes

April 29th, 2014

It’s hard to convey the emotional power of Graham High’s new book, The Window That Closes, which follows his time together with his mother over the last year of her life. Says Fereshteh Sholevar Herrman, a Philadelphia-area reader: “I couldn’t put it down until the last page. I must admit that I cried at the […]