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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

CICADA school, my new project

I’m launching my new website and project: art and writing mentorship, where you can find more descriptions of the courses I will be teaching at the Shelburne Craft School, and other opportunities for individual mentorship. This is a soft launch, I’ll admit that the “school” is currently more conceptual than actualized, but I’m living more in my imagination than in the corporeal realm these days, so this fits,

CICADA 

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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!

 

 

I stick to music and it sticks to me, honey to a bee. Can’t help but collaborate. Cheers, Eric George! Here’s his music, our artwork.

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I’m honored to work with this musical genius. He’s putting out a new album this season, and he asked me to illustrate his songbook. So I did, of course! “Pay up” on kickstarter and you might just get some of my original artwork. I’ve included a sneak peeks (illustration above).

Support Eric George’s project here

 

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