I am honored and excited to be the featured reader at this month’s Third Thursday Poetry in Downey.
I am excited to announce the publication of my first collection of poems, “Circling Venice.”
Here is the marketing blurb …
A stunning first book from Frank Kearns. A private life revealed in quick snapshots that mirror adolescent America’s mythic migration westward in the 70’s. His long time west coast home differs from the places where he began, changed by one simple act of will: “Cars were the way out…I started the car.”
Kearns writes with a laconic Yankee directness of his journey, and in his orbiting perspective he gives us stops in time and stops in places. “Always the woods,” he says of his New England childhood, “hilly, laced with decaying stone walls, glades of sunshine, pockets of cool cool dark.” Once in the Venice of “the people’s parks and food co-ops,” the unexpected courtship of a muse illuminates his poems.
If you are curious, previews are available on Amazon.com … but contact me and I will make sure you get a copy!