Daniel P Quinn and ArtsPRunlimited, Inc. announce that Organized Labor: Collected Poems is joined by his new book Exits & Entrances, 25 Years Off-Broadway, Opera & Beyond. Both are available for College and University Literature and History distribution. For artists immersed in the world of movement, music and color, it seems a natural progression to also let their talents spill onto blank pages. Quinn achieves this beautifully in Organized Labor: Collected Poems, now available through AuthorHouse. A tribute to the musicians and writers who have inspired him most and a testimony to his dedication to the performing arts, Organized Labor: Collected Poems is a dance of language across a stage of white space. He combines wordplay and spatial arrangement to create a startling array of poetry that pleases the mind and the eye.
Quinn writes, “Some of the poems are meant to be seen on the page as artworks in themselves; others are meant to be read.” His poetic works span more than 20 years. His earlier poems reflect a light, whimsical style while more recent ones reveal a darker view of life. Many of Quinn’s poems capture his affection for musicality in creative ways, employing alliteration, internal rhyme and syncopation.
He honors his ancestors in distilled family portraits of words such as “Part II,” “Labor Poem II,” and “New York Trilogy.” Quinn even includes early family photographs that add a rich layer of history. Sometimes poignant, sometimes edgy, Organized Labor: Collected Poems remains provocative throughout and sparkles with the energy of a multitude of artistic genres.
Quinn, an accomplished producer and director of theater performances, received a bachelor’s degree in literature and fine arts from the Ramapo College of New Jersey and a master’s degree in theater and performing arts from the American University in Washington, D.C. Among his numerous achievements, he founded ArtsPRunlimited, Inc., working to produce an up-and-coming arts festival in New York. He was the producing director of the U.S. stage premier of Hector Berlioz’ “Childhood of Christ”. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, New York Post, Irish Voice and New York on Stage. He has published articles in Italian Tribune, Performing Arts Journal, The Herald News and The Theater Journal, and his letters have appeared in the News York Times. Quinn served as office manager and acting director of The Writers Room in New York City. He has also written the article Notes on a mid-career life in an American Theater which just appeared this Spring in the 2004 issue of Sensations Magazine. Other articles have appeared in the Audiophile Voice magazine.
Organized Labor:Collected Poems is his first book.
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Mr. Quinn debuted Edward Bond’s play DEREK in Newark, NJ co-produced
by Theatre for the 20th Century at Rutgers University and NJIT. His
poetry and plays appear in Short Plays to Long Remember (TNT) +
were published by Essex County College, and the Newark Library. He
gives regular tours of the First ward Italian neighborhood in Newark,
and is preparing The Newark Naples Project for Express Newark or NJPAC and
other venues in the City. He was also a member of The Drama Guild at
St Benedicts Prep in Newark, which recently celebrated its 50th
Anniversary hosted by Frank Torok and Pat Flynn.
Quinn also wrote Exits & Entrances (2007) a Theatre Memoir from
l981-2006. (AuthorHouse 2007). Quinn was formerly also with the Irish
Arts Center where he served as Associate Producer, and Guest Director.
His notable works included the World Premiere production of Janet
Noble’s Away Alone; the NY Premiere of Graham Reid’s Remembrance, the
NY Premiere of Tom Murphy’s The Gigli Concert with Kate Burton in a
well received staged reading and the Obie Award for Tim McDonnell as
Best Actor in Diary of a Madman.
He produced Frank and Malacy McCourt’s A Couple of Blaguards, Trouble
& Strife Theatre’s Now and at the hour of our Death, and received the
Irish Institute Award winning production of John Maguire’s l877
melodrama Honesty is the Best Policy. He also co-directed the
controversial Black Jesus Passion Play at the Park Theatre in Union
City, NJ. At the Bickford Theatre in Morristown he was a Guest
Producer with John J. Trause’s epic Latter Day Litany, and William
Butler Yeats’ PURGATORY, AFTER THE BALL; + BEFORE THE CRASH during
He was also active as a producing scout at the Dublin Theatre Festival
as a guest of Aer Lingus. Prior presentations of Organized Labor have
been seen at Bridgeton Poetry Center, Grover Cleveland Birthplace,
William Carlos Williams Center, Landmark Books, Bowery Poets Cafe,
Cafe Local, Morris Museum, Il Trapezio Cafe, the Irish Arts Center in
NYC and Nutley, Secaucus,Belleville Libraries and Italian American
Museum on Mulberry St in NYC.
His books are for sale for $15.75 at Amazon.com, Montclair Book
Center; Drama Books, or Barnes+Noble.com.
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