Impressive San Francisco Bay Area poet
. I do not know a lot of biographical details, but want to use this space for an eternal space of posterity
. I've heard it said that you'll probably never hear or read the best in writing. I consider my self special to have built and maintained a friendship with this very talented writer and individual.
Q.R. Hand at the time of this write up is sixty-eight years old. I've seen photographs of him with Malcom X as a member of the Bay Area's strong Black Power movement. He's been published (more so in the 60s) by Amiri Baraka. I have found only one book in-print that contains his poetry: the Outlaw Book of Poetry.
Q.R.'s works are complicated, intricate tapestries of mental associations, words torn apart by a scattered mind, made more scattered every day. "We are of the saying" he has said with the spoken-word troupe known as the Word-Wind Orchestra--a group of musicians and writers who have a self-published CD available at Bird and Beckett Books and Music in San Francisco. We are of the saying. And that is that.
Someday, when I have more of his texts in front of me, I will post some of his poetry here so that it may live forever. It would be an extreme shame if the world forgets such a brilliant mind.