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Rick Risemberg
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I was a difficult case. It took more than a village. Much more.
I was a difficult case. It took more than a village. Much more.

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This is a reprint of an article I originally posted in Sustainable City News early in 2016, though I edited it very lightly for Crow Tree. I shall not be long with the program mentioned, for reasons I’ll explain later, but it is  a most worthy program…
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If you’re interested in the cultural matrices that make up US culture, you can’t avoid studying the country’s obsession with cars. Here’s my review of a well-written and thorough study by Cotton Seiler dealing with just that. Writers from Fitzgerald to…
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What is a “real” book anyway? I ask this in the context of the ongoing dispute over paper versus digital literature. Maybe people, myself included, casually refer to print editions as “real books.” And i certainly prefer the experience of reading a…
Reality Check
Reality Check
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REMINDER:
Switchblade Magazine presents:
OUTLAW NOIR IN LOS ANGELES
Readings by Alec Cizak, Rex Weiner, Lisa Douglass, Renee Asher Pickup, Scotch Rutherford, & Rick Risemberg
Echo Park Branch Library
1410 W. Temple St., 90026
Thursday, Sep. 27th, 6pm
FREE!
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The new cover design for "The Dust Will Answer" is slowly filtering out to retailers...here's a preview of it for you!

Kobo (https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-dust-will-answer), for example, shows it on their catalog page, though not in Facebook preview fetch, and Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Dust-Will-Answer-Richard-Risemberg-ebook/dp/B00U3IJG9K/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=) shows it for the Kindle edition but not yet for print, so I've just pasted it in below. Many thanks for illustrator Rensi Ke for her work on this!
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I work part-time as an Adult Literacy Coordinator at the Echo Park branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, and one of the programs I started is a “literacy book club.” The inspiration for this was a surplus of copies of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451…
Literacy Lit
Literacy Lit
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If you will be in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 27th, come to  the Echo Park branch library for a night of live noir readings featuring Alec Cizak, who is making an all-too-brief visit to town. Headliner Alec is, among other things, the publisher of…
Join Us in Darkness….
Join Us in Darkness….
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This is the eleventh in a series of short critical looks at books of literary criticism. Yes, a writer writing about writers who write about writers! I composed these for a private Facebook group originated by my friend Sara Mortimer Boyd, called the…
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My short story, “The Box Man,” has just been published by Ginosko Literary Journal, and you can read it for free on the very handsome PDF at: http://ginoskoliteraryjournal.com/images/ginosko21.pdf (Page 92, if you want to skip straight to it.) Ginosko is…
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Although my primary focus is on writing, I am somewhat less unknown as an art photographer. I took a long detour through the mysteries of “writing with light,” as the word “photography” translates when taken literally, and became good enough at it that…
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