Russ Kick

Writer, anthologist & researcher.

So I started reading, writing, and over-collecting books at an early age and just rolled with it. I’ve always been interested in important things that are suppressed, ignored, or simply forgotten, so those became my themes. Working for years with suppressed info (in my books and The Memory Hole) got too depressing, so I switched to my other lifelong interests, then partially switched back because I can’t stay away from FOIA, transparency, and holding the powerful to account.

Major interests include freedom of information, investigative archivism, undeleting, official secrecy, government documents, poetry, classic literature, comics, art, quotations, love, sex, erotica, death & dying, mysticism, meaning, synchronicity, cocktails and spirits, food, hidden/forgotten history, and books books books. Specific obsessions include cats & dogs, old-school daiquiris, Ernest Hemingway, carnivorism, Catholic iconography, the fourth chakra, ties (even though I never wear them), moments of transcendence and/or grace, books that obsessively cover a single ultra-narrow topic, and authentic, meaningful pop culture (yes, there is such a thing). I can’t focus completely on any one thing for too long. My personal brand is a mess.

Russ Kick is good at saving stuff that the government wants hidden.” – Rachel Maddow
RAW 016 – The Complete 9/11 Records