Schlick, Edward (1928 - )

Genre: Poetry

Ricmond, ME resident Edward C. Schlick was born in Newark, NJ and grew up in nearby Keany, NJ. He studied painting and design at Pratt Institute School of Art and Design in New York and later at Colby College. During an enlistment in the U.S. Army, Schlick served as an artist/illustrator in Japan.

Following his discharge from the Army Schlick attended the University of San Francisco where he received his B.A. He taught painting and watercolor at the California Labor School where he also studied ceramics and silk screen printing.

He did graduate work at Bates College and the University of Maine before becoming a middle school teacher. In 1952, he became a radio news reporter for WHEB in Portsmouth, NH which sharpened his interest in politics. After this brief stint, he became a political and legislative reporter for the Lewiston Sun Journal. In 1960 he became the executive director of the Maine Democratic Party, then became a freelance consultant on a wide range of media, political and journalistic topics, advising various groups within the state government, the Maine Democratic Party, and the AFL-CIO.

Selected Bibliography

  • Unexpected Arrival: {Poems] (1980)
  • Mysterious Victory (1996)

Selected Resources