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“Piranha” By Frank Montesonti

Poems: "Reduncancy of Light," "Promise My Kidnappers a Seat by My Heart," "Those Anomalies at a Party When Everyone Suddenly Falls Silent," and "Piranha."

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Photo: Jens Auer (flickr)

"'Frank, do all our poems have to be about piranhas?' a student asks." -from the poem "Piranha."

 “It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.”
-William Carlos Williams

Frank Montesonti is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, Blight, Blight, Blight, Ray of Hope, Winner of the 2011 Barrow Street Book Prize chosen by D.A. Powell, and the book of erasure, Hope Tree (How To Prune Fruit Trees) by Black Lawrence Press.

He is also author of the chapbook, A Civic Pageant, also from Black Lawrence Press. He has been published in journals such as Tin House, AQR, Black Warrior Review, Lit, and Poems and Plays. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches creative writing at National University.

  • T. Stark

    That is a beautiful poem, Frank. It’s very timely because it’s also raining outside and I am here at my room alone. Thanks for the mp3!

    - Terry, getting rid of age spots

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