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.
CAConrad is the author of The Book of Frank (Wave Books, 2010/Chax Press, 2009). He is also the author of Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), (Soma)tic Midge (Faux Press, 2008), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled The City Real and Imagined (Factory School, 2010). The son of white trash asphyxiation, his childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. In 2011, he was awarded a Pew Fellowship by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.