Robert Patrick’s The Theory of Romance – Vojislav Radovanovic – Jason Jenn – USA

The Theory of Romance features a series of short poems recited on the beach written and performed by retired playwright, Robert Patrick. It’s a delightfully sweet treat that takes some inspiration from the poetic cinema of James Broughton, a touch of vaudeville, and the classical poetic fragments of Sappho. It is purposely out of sync with modern times as well as its dilemmas, but the push and pull of love is timeless.
Robert Patrick began writing verse in college in 1955 and has continued intermittently for 65 years. His poems, romantic or humorous, have been published in many dozens of American magazines. His two books of poems are available at

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