New York, NY (PRWEB) September 29, 2006
Limited Edition Autographed Copies of Organized Labor: Collected Poems (AuthorHouse 2004) by Daniel P. Quinn Available are now available at the Paterson Museum or on line at http://www.AuthorHouse.com.
Part I contains 17 poems of personal reflection from 1977 to 1998, including poems about Edgar Allan Poe and his Bronx cottage 'Poetry in Transformation'; soul-draining office work ('x-mas greetings on oppression!'); opera ('Omaggio'); and art and politics in the Reagan years ('re: public rhetoric'), including these lines: Remember: magic tricks & cowboys,/the Wild West, riding off into the sunset/while joking about RR. Part II, containing six poems, opens with a narrative poem on the 1913 Paterson workers' strike. Later, in 'New York Trilogy,' Daniel reflects on a photograph (reproduced in the book) of his great-grandfather as a manager of the Landmark Tavern, circa 1900. 'NY Trilogy III' evoked the spirit of Stephane Mallarme in its use of text placement as a visual element, creating a moving poem on the loss of the Twin Towers while elevating the work to that of a visual art piece. Book production is nicely done, from the cover design and drawing of hands by Thomas Micchelli to the feel of the paper within. All in all, organized labor is a labor of love to family, art, and history: an admirable first book.
Featured Poet Daniel P. Quinn is a writer, producer, director and the author of Organized Labor: Poems on Life, Death & Love (AuthorHouse, 2004). He has been a guest producer/director at the Bickford Theatre in Morristown, NJ since 2004 and was a production assistant at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan Italy as a guest of Claudio Abbado. He was also a guest of the French Cultural Services and helped establish a link between Paterson, NJ and Lyons, France, which culminated in five Arts Festivals in Paterson and corresponding library exhibitions. Daniel P. Quinn has published numerous letters, essays, and articles including We Care Newsletter Essay on the impact of AIDS in the arts, the history of Italian opera in the 20th century, Cecilia Bartolli, and early opera. He has received several prestigious awards including the Irish Institute Award (1992) for his production of John Maguire's 1877 comedy Honesty is the Best Policy at the Irish Arts Center and Snug Harbor, NYC and the Short Play Festival Award (1987) for his production of Paul Parente's play Two & Twenty, which was then published by Samuel French, Inc.
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