Poetry. Winner of the 2009 Gil Ott Book Award, this expanded edition of THE BOOK OF FRANK features additional "Frank" poems and an essay by Eileen Myles. Praised by poet Anne Waldman as a "voyeuresque surreal portrait," THE BOOK OF FRANK is also, in the words of poet-critic Alan Gilbert, a "candid portrayal of human cruelty and its resultant fantasies of escape."
CA Conrad has been working with the ancient technologies of poetry and ritual since 1975. They are the author of AMANDA PARADISE (Wave Books, 2021), WHILE STANDING IN LINE FOR DEATH (Wave Books, 2017), CIRCLE M (Counterpath Press, 2016), ECODEVIANCE (Wave Books, 2014), A BEAUTIFUL MARSUPIAL AFTERNOON (Wave Books, 2012), and THE BOOK OF FRANK (Wave Books, 2010). THE BOOK OF FRANK is now available in nine different languages. They received a Creative Capital grant, a Pew Fellowship, a Lambda Literary Award, and a Believer Magazine Book Award. They teach at Columbia University in New York City and Sandberg Art Institute in Amsterdam.
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