17 February 2012

Fred Moramarco (1938-2012)

I knew him for only a week.  it was that fabled summer of 1963 when we were students of Kenneth Koch at Wagner College on Staten Island. Fred had an apartment in Manhattan & let me stay there one nite.  I no longer remember if it was after the party with Frank O'Hara or if it was a nite I took in a Broadway play.

I wrote to him years later but we didn't stay in touch.  he publishd poems (including "Clark Kent, Naked") but was probably better known for his critical writing.

even tho he wasn't a great friend his death is a shock which brings back that important time when I was 20 & learning so much abt life & writing.

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