Fred Moramarco

Fred (Federico) Moramarco was the author and editor of several books, including Containing Multitudes: Poetry in the U.S. since 1950; Men of Our Time, (an anthology of world poetry); and Deliciously Italian, a book about Italian cooking and cuisine. He was a poet, literary critic, professor of literature at San Diego State Universtiy, producer, director, and actor.

He was the founding editor of Poetry International, coproduced the award-winning Hannah and Martin at the Lyceum Theatre in 2006, and performed at the Old Globe, the San Diego Rep, Sledgehammer, Diversionary Theatre, and with other San Diego theater companies.

Moramarco died of cardiac arrest the evening before Valentine’s Day, 2012. The innovative New York poet Kenneth Koch had been a teacher of Moramarco’s back when they were both young men living in New York.

The author’s photo is by Paul Savage.

The following are some of the stories he wrote for the Reader:

Sept. 21, 2000, page 46 The Bookseller Who Came in from the Cold (interview with D.G. Wills)

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