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 is the co-author (with Deneen Jenks) of the children’s book Flowers from Mariko (Lee & Low, 2001). Noguchi earned a BA in English from California State University, Long Beach, an MFA in creative writing from Arizona State University, and an MBA from Pepperdine University. 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. Noguchi serves as a senior program officer in the arts at the James Irvine Foundation.