Moving a Poet by Rich Quatrone

MOVING A POET There are some who will mock you in the name of love. They will tell you you have too many possessions. “Stuff” they will call it. Were you a wealthy man there would be no comment. You’d Continue reading Moving a Poet by Rich Quatrone

Knowledge by Rich Quatrone

KNOWLEDGE Most of it is bullshit. The rushing, the doing, the activity, the daily routines, the planning, the TV, the newspaper, the internet, the iPhones and smart phones, most of it is utter bullshit. What’s real are the important moments Continue reading Knowledge by Rich Quatrone

Dominoes by Rich Quatrone

DOMINOES In a way, performances in poetry can prove not that the world is too tough for the performer but that he is too tough for the world. — Richard Poirier He sends a letter to his “landlords” indicting them Continue reading Dominoes by Rich Quatrone

Broken Heart by Rich Quatrone

BROKEN HEART What he used to tell his college students: A broken heart? Hell, life should break your heart every day. It’s a broken life you have to worry about. He reads a few old plays, one about two gorillas Continue reading Broken Heart by Rich Quatrone

The passionate struggle into conscious being by Rich Quatrone

THE PASSIONATE STRUGGLE INTO CONSCIOUS BEING — Richard Poirier my car, my ’98 Toyota Corolla, was broken into. i’d walked to it with my colleague from the college in the ghetto, i’d seen a car with smashed windows, and took Continue reading The passionate struggle into conscious being by Rich Quatrone

Bottom’s Bottom by Rich Quatrone

BOTTOM’S BOTTOM Inventing plot was not Shakespeare’s gift; it was the one dramatic talent that nature had denied him. — Harold Bloom Mid December. Is this one long death I find here? What love will come through my window when Continue reading Bottom’s Bottom by Rich Quatrone

BLACK LIVES by Rich Quatrone

RICH QUATRONE is a poet and playwright living in Spring Lake, NJ. He was educated at Rutgers College and Mason Gross School of the Arts, both at Rutgers University. He and Lorraine Quatrone founded PASSAIC REVIEW in 1979, inspired by Continue reading BLACK LIVES by Rich Quatrone

For Poetry by Rich Quatrone

FOR POETRY Today is for poetry. Only for poetry. The world of money to hell. Today is for pleasure. Only for pleasure. For internal wandering. For rest and ecstasy. For vision and memory. Today is for genius. For birthright. Today Continue reading For Poetry by Rich Quatrone