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Patrick Frank

Location: Arden, NC, United States

Member Since: November 2014

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I am a poet-essayist-songwriter with a Master's level teaching-counseling background and an advocate for the poor from Arden, NC, USA. I was born in New York, raised in the South, then moved to New England for 20 years, and finally have come back to my home region. I am married to Linda. She is a former school psychologist, now engaged in artistic and craft work. We have three adult-kids between us.

I have been strongly influenced by international poetry, Eastern and humanistic psychology, and contemporary song lyrics. In all of my writing, I strive for clarity combined with depth and a sense of mystery. Five of my books are now on Amazon, including the following:

Back to the Sun (song lyrics)

Reflections on Personal Growth (mini-essays in a journaling format)

Sayings for the Creative Person (original aphorisms)

On the Blue Ridge Line (essays on creativity and original song lyrics)

Things That Matter (poetry and prose-poetry in a narrative format)

My work has also been published in more than 60 periodicals and anthologized several times. I write political columns, from a moderate-liberal perspective, which appear periodically in the Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times.

I also perform my music and participate in poetry open mics in the Asheville area.

I have written extensively on the following subjects: spirituality, personal growth, social justice, nature, culture and relationships.

Please check out the website I share with my wife:

I am always seeking songwriting collaborators.

I plan to share poetry and prose here and, of course, read and respond to others' work.

I am also on Facebook and have an Open Salon blog.

Patrick Frank





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