About me

Date of birth: 06.09.1971.
Address: Sučići – Matusani 24A, 51417 M. Draga
Mob. 0913737473 / E-mail: rikpoems@yahoo.com

Books and Music Riccardo published

The City without Christ 1995
Circle in the sand 1997
The Fight 1998
Auto-Compliment 2000
Adriatic Blues 2002
America - The Trip 2005
Monography - Images and memories of life 2007
The roof of my temple is the sky 2008
Piano & Poetry (CD featuring Joe Kaplowitz) 2008
Love is (CD with J.E.Šeta) 2010
Midnight Blues (bilingual book of poetry & CD) 2012
Big bang of personal mission (book and CD) 2014
Devil in Love 2014
CD Midnight Man 2016

Briefly…

The organizer and founder of the Mošćenice Cultural Summer. His book promotions are close to theatre plays. He organized almost fifty literary happenings along the Liburnian coast and in Istria. Old towns of Istria and the Kvarner Bay are the scenery of his performances. The title of his artistic world is Poetic Theatre. He presented his books in Europe and the United States.

He reads classic literature, beat poetry, religion, new age, philosophers...listens to blues, jazz and classical music...visits the theatre and is interested in film directing. His love for blues took him far away...to America. Roads, deserts, urban centres and oceans inspired him for new creative challenges. Back to the Mediterranean, the Adriatic coast and below the Mount Učka where he built his home in the silence of nature and his own thoughts he continued writing and watching the sea.

Press & Media

Posters, flyers, newspaper articles from many promotions and art events. A cross-section of his artistic work is presented in his media publications and on posters and flyers. Of course, this is only a part of what the author produced in his creative world in the last twenty years. 

Classics & co.

Thanks to all the authors who have influenced my poetic work...many of these classics I'm still reading. Here are all the writers and poets who helped me to become what I am: Dostoevsky, Bulgakov, Marquez, Huxley, Hemingway, Hamsun, Krleža, Kundera, Tribuson, Carver, Fitzgerald, Yourcenar, Hesse, Twain, Celine, Quelho, Castaneda, Blake, Whitman, Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Prevert, Matos, Ujević, Kamov and many others ...

Beatniks & Street Literature

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Jack Kerouac's book On the Road was a turning point. That was the time when I began to like beatniks, the free expression, loosed from forms and literary directions – the literary freedom on the road. Jack introduced me to Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti, Burroughs, Corso, and later to Bukowski and Miller – the last two were no beatniks, but they certainly used free verses and described unrestrainedly the reality of America, which cannot be seen on TV – the America of the streets, sex, bohemians and vagabonds, the America of simple survival.

To God

In Jerusalem
in the temple
whip and thorns

From the Dolorosa
to Golgotha
to the cross and the blood
death and resurrection,
on the Olive Mount
to the rock where it was betrayed
to the tree where he was arrested

In Galilee, where he appeared
to the water on which he walked
on the coast, where he preached
in Jordan, where he was baptized

In the wilderness, where he was tempted
challenged by Satan
before his Father proven
carrying a victory in the fertile coast
and the desert to the devil goes

In Jerusalem, after many centuries
in Israel in all religion conflicts ;
in a church, synagogue, mosque
at the Wailing Wall, in front of the blade of a Roman sword
the Herod Treasury of gold

In the room of the last supper
where flesh and blood was shared,
to the terrible acts of Judas' betrayal
to Mother and Magdalene terrified

In Nazareth, to the prophet
in Bethlehem to the holy child
by Lazarus once more alive
all the dead on their feet again

In the Holy Land
to our God

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