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The Daily Palette

I have been involved with so many art and writing projects (and publications) over the past few months that it slipped my mind to share the news that several pieces of mine were published in The Daily Palette, through Iowa Writes.

Here is a link to one of the poetry comics

And here is a link to all of the pieces of my work that they have published

 

I’ve been published! Read the new issue of MIRACLE MONOCLE: a Poetry, Prose, and Hybrid journal

 

I’ve been published! Read the new issue of MIRACLE MONOCLE: a Poetry, Prose, and Hybrid journal, out of Louisville. I am going to borrow some of the words of Sarah Anne Strickley, the Faculty Editor of the journal, to announce the release:

“We are now pleased to announce the release of Issue X of Miracle Monocle, the University of Louisville’s online literary journal.
Highlights of this eclectic and spunky issue include a Special Feature delving into the writerly allure of collage art. Enjoy galleries of gorgeous–and sometimes charmingly grotesque–images created by writers of prose and poetry alike, including Karyna McGlynn, Matthew Vollmer, and John Gallaher.
In our Experimental & Hybrid category, you’ll also find an examination of the place of the image in literary art with gutsy work from Frances Cannon and Sarah Rosenthal. Highlights in this category also include genre-bending flash from Sarah Gorham and Mathias Svalina.
If you’re in the mood for salty or genre-expanding poetry, be sure to sample new work from Kent Shaw, Eric Pankey, and Rebecca Morgan Frank. If innovative fiction is your taste, look to Rebbecca Brown and Susann Cokal to spice up your morning. (We also highly recommend our interview with Kayla Rae Whitaker; you’ll find a sample of her debut novel in our Fiction category too.)
You’ll meet the winners of our Award for Emerging Writers and Award for Ambitious Student Writing in our Nonfiction and Ambitious Student Writer categories respectively. Erin Wood and Jessica Newman are writers you’re going to want to watch; we believe they represent a bright future for innovative literary art.
In the end, we encourage you to peruse the whole darn issue–perhaps reading it as you enjoy the first fumblings of Spring through an open window. Or, better yet, get outside and read Miracle Monocle on your phone or tablet. We know you’re going to find something in this issue that will refresh your sensibilities and re-orient your sense of what’s possible on the page.”

The Ilanot Review : PICTURES issue is live!

I worked as the graphics guest editor for the vivid, meticulous, unusual, lovely literary and arts journal The ILANOT REVIEW. This issue is special to my interests, as it is a “graphics” oriented theme—poetry comics, graphic essays, illustrated fiction, comic narratives, and hybrid works of unnamed genres. There are some true treasures here, including an interview with poet and comic artist Bianca Stone, along with dozens of talented poets, painters, and other artist-writers from around the world. I had the privilege of contributing to the editing and selection of these works. Take a look! Click the link for the full journal.

PICTURES 

Uncrowned Queens.jpgImage credit Regina Jean, one of the contributors to this issue

BON MOT Radio interview on poetry, art, and Sylvia Plath

 

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Dear art fans, poetry gobblers, radio listeners,

Rick Agran hosts a show called Bon Mot (the good word) on a Vermont radio show through the Goddard campus radio, and little while back he interviewed me about my poetry career, my prose, Sylvia Plath, life adventures, and my artistic process.
Now you can listen to the recording!

Radio Interview on the art and poetry of Franky Frances Cannon:

Part 1

Part 2

Art and poetry through Gold Wake Live

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There has been a new edition published of the online literary and art journal, Gold Wake Live, by Gold Wake Press. They have selected one of my illustrated poems. Check it out! Thanks to Prompt Press as well for the original publication of this poem,

GOLD WAKE LIVE 

and

PROMPT PRESS

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New publications in PROMPT PRESS

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I’m thrilled to be published in the new Prompt Press book, Prompt 6, which is a collaborative collection of visual art responses to the prose poems of Francesca Abbate, designed by printmaker and bookmaker Rachel Kauff. I’m one of the six artists to respond to her work. You can view the responses here, but I recommend buying the book if you want to hold a beautiful handmade object d’art in your hands.

ALSO, I’m very pleased that Jennifer Colville, the editor extraordinaire, has published my graphic poem on their website. Check it out:

Tell me, Reykjavik

 

Tour Update: after Buffalo, Burlington!

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Dear followers of my book tour/ book life, there’s an exciting change in my book tour plans!

After Buffalo, NY, tonight, with Max Weiss and his artsy community buddies,

I’m re-arranging a bit to participate in the POP CULTURE COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL AND SYMPOSIUM in Burlington, alongside my heroes,

Alison Bechdel, Art Spiegelman, Joe Sacco !

I will be sharing my books and thoughts at the Day-Long Comic Arts Festival and Symposium on Saturday, October 21, 10am-6pm
at the Fleming Museum, University of Vermont
https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/exhibition-room/

Then, my tour will resume, off to New Haven!

 

 

Art and poetry in the healing process

 

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My lovely neighbor Denise Casey asked if I would design an image to correspond with a very moving poem she wrote about her experience with Lyme, which as we in Vermont know is prevalent and disheartening. Let’s all be aware, and support Denise by buying a t-shirt! Here is what she says about the project,

“As some of you know, I had to leave my job in June because I needed to rest and heal from Lyme disease. The healing process is ongoing.

One of the difficulties of this disease is that so much of the struggle is invisible and done alone. I’ve heard many stories about people healing from all kinds of illnesses and struggles, and the main theme I hear is learning how to allow tenderness to be a source of guidance and trust. From these experiences, I wrote a poem and now I’m making a t-shirt in hopes that through connection and visibility we can remember a little bit more. And it’s been hard to earn money while still requiring the rest thats needed.

The front design was thoughtfully created by Franky Frances Cannon.
On the back of the t-shirt is an excerpt from the poem Fighting the Flight:

“…they,
like the moon,
and the waiting trees,
and the tightness in my back,
and the pressure in my head,
and the weight in my body,
are navigating me home
and I pray
that I stop fighting the flight,
stop seeing this tenderness
as less
and start seeing it
clearly
as more.”

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T-shirts are available in Heathered Navy w/ white ink, Heathered Green w/ white ink and Heathered Grey w/ Navy ink. Sizes are Mens S-XL. T-shirts start at $25 including shipping.

DM me w/ shirt size, color and quantity and we’ll go from there. Thank you!”

#meetmaxvt #fightingtheflight #lymedisease

SNEAK PEEK, JUST a HINT: a NEW BOOK LURKS BELOW the SURFACE of the NEAR-FUTURE, from the FINGERS and BRAIN of FRANCES

I can’t tell you everything, or anything, but I’ll tease you with some artwork! This book is coming out in the next season through GOLD WAKE PRESS. balance

 

Book work. We make books. Books make us.

I must put out another song of gratitude for all those who helped me publish a book of poems this summer, and those who helped me thrive in my artist residency, produce art, and participate in the farmer’s market.

Thanks to Ben Aleshire and Honeybee Press for leading and guiding the book publishing efforts.

Thanks to John Vincent of Revolutionary Press for enabling the letterpress process in his New Haven studio.

Thanks to Joseph Pensak, Lydia Kerns, and the New City Galerie for hosting my messy artsy self (see the photo of my studio below).

Thanks to those who helped me copy edit (Sam, Ryan, Stef, Robert, Cecile, Janet, Liza, Rebecca, Ben, am I missing anyone?)

Thanks to those who helped print, bind, glue, and fold books, what a lot of work! (Liza, Sam, Janet, Ben)

Thanks to those who fed me and loved me throughout the process (Andrea Solazzo! And all of the others)…Uranian fruit pomegranate cover