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Rich Schilling

Rich Schilling

Born: November 30 1975 in St. Louis Missouri, USA
Resides: Webster Groves, Missouri, USA
E-mail: rjssix (at) hotmail (dot) com

Rich Schilling lives inside his head and also Webster Groves, Missouri. He has a wife (the best) and three kids (also the best). He has been a proofreader/book compositor (college level textbooks/print ready PDFs) for about twenty years and counting. He has the following to blame for wanting to write: Shel Silverstein, Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski, Sylvia Plath, William Carlos Williams, Philip Larkin, Carole Maso, Guided By Voices, Captain Beefheart, Neutral Milk Hotel, Wilco, Raymond Carver, Jesse Ball, Italo Calvino, especially Peter Yovu, and too many haiku poets to list.

Selected Work
snowy barn
all the red
of huddled ladybugs
top stories
in city fog
staring down a crack
in the night
bleeding starlight brian eno
  the uneven path
   of my thoughts
small town business
a meeting
of roadside crows 


“snowy barn” - Haiku Dialogue 15, 2019; “top stories” - Mayfly Issue 66, 2019; “insomnia” - Prune Juice March, 2019; “bleeding starlight” - Bones journal for contemporary haiku XVI, 2019; “cobblestones” - Stardust Haiku Issue 19, July 2018; “small town business” - bottle rockets #40, 2019.

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