Poetry. COUNTING IN DOG YEARS is the first full length collection from Frank H. Coons, a small animal veterinarian, who spent his career in close proximity to the joys of animal companionship and the realities of death. Here, the experienced thinker with science in his bones flexes his growing poetry muscles. The book begins with an homage to his masters, the poems that follow reveal his close study, each with an essence of something fundamental.
Frank H. Coons is a veterinarian and poet living in Grand Junction, Colorado. His work has appeared in The Eleventh Muse, Malpais Review, The Santa Fe Literary Review, Imprints, Fruita Pulp, and elsewhere. He was a finalist for the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize (Telluride) in 2011 and 2013. His first collection of poems, Finding Cassiopeia, was published by Lithic Press in 2013 and was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. He lives with his wife, Teresa, and two dogs.Author City: GRAND JUNCTION, CO USA