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With a 4 year gap in publishing books, Frank continued his travels, continued doing readings, but he had no prospects of publishing
With a 4 year gap in publishing books, Frank continued his travels, continued doing readings, but he had no prospects of publishing
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anymore books. He was in a bar in Boston Ma. in 2008 when Neo Poiesis Press called him and asked him to come aboard. His first full length poetry collection Interstate Chokehold was published in 2009. " The poems came from my time on that greyhound, not all of them, some are just wild rants...it follows no pattern or order, it's almost a greatest hits package from those years spent on the road, the reviews are what they are, some people call it one of the best, some call it one of the worst...the book has no middle ground, it seems to either hit you, or burn you".
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anymore books. He was in a bar in Boston Ma. in 2008 when Neo Poiesis Press called him and asked him to come aboard. His first full length poetry collection Interstate Chokehold was published in 2009. "The poems came from my time on that greyhound, not all of them, some are just wild rants...it follows no pattern or order, it's almost a greatest hits package from those years spent on the road, the reviews are what they are, some people call it one of the best, some call it one of the worst...the book has no middle ground, it seems to either hit you, or burn you".
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the kid’s a triple threat with heart, style and class. An up and comer
the kid’s a triple threat with heart, style and class. An up and comer
to be reckoned with.”
to be reckoned with.”
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       - S.A. Griffin, Co-Editor, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry
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       - [[S.A. Griffin]], Co-Editor, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry
“Frank Reardon is a prophet, word brawler and unapologetic caller of
“Frank Reardon is a prophet, word brawler and unapologetic caller of
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places you didn’t know existed or weren’t comfortable traveling to
places you didn’t know existed or weren’t comfortable traveling to
alone.  One of the best voices of our generation.”
alone.  One of the best voices of our generation.”
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       - Richard Daley, Co-Founder / Co-Editor, Off Beat Pulp Magazine
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       - [[Richard Daley]], Co-Founder / Co-Editor, ''[[Off Beat Pulp Magazine]]''
“Frank Reardon is a heart beating through impenetrable odds.  His
“Frank Reardon is a heart beating through impenetrable odds.  His
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time.  His language is a river and you swim in it until you reach the
time.  His language is a river and you swim in it until you reach the
ocean of who you are.”
ocean of who you are.”
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       - Scott Wannberg, Strange Movie Full of Death (Perceval Press)
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       - [[Scott Wannberg]], ''Strange Movie Full of Death'' ([[Perceval Press]])
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Frank's second full length from Neo Poiesis Press will be out the fall of 2012, titled: The Nirvana Haymaker.
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Frank's second full length from Neo Poiesis Press will be out the fall of 2012, titled: ''The Nirvana Haymaker''.
"I'm really excited about this book, I feel it is more clear, it is more about me on the inside, more narrative, but it keeps my style. I think it's the best work I have ever done."
"I'm really excited about this book, I feel it is more clear, it is more about me on the inside, more narrative, but it keeps my style. I think it's the best work I have ever done."
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Influences: Frank cites many writers who have influenced him: Charles Bukowski, Jack Kerouac, Li Po, Robinson Jeffers, John Berryman, John Fante, Jack London, Eugene O'Neill, Louis Celine, Richard Brautigan, Harold Norse, Dylan Thomas, Scott Wannberg, S.A. Griffin, David Smith, Frank O' Hara, Hubert Selby, William S. Burroughs, Brendan Behan, Basho, e.e. cummings, D.A. Levy, Jack Spicer, Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Stuart Perkoff, Anais Nin, Henry Miller, Walt Whitman, Knut Hamsun, Will Self, John Muir, William Carlos Williams, James Joyce, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre and Francois Villon. He also cites many friends in the current writing scene as influences: Will Crawford, John Dorsey, April Bratten, Iris Appelquist, Jason Hardung among many others.
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Influences: Frank cites many writers who have influenced him: [[Charles Bukowski]], [[Jack Kerouac]], [[Li Po]], [[Robinson Jeffers]], [[John Berryman]], [[John Fante]], [[Jack London]], [[Eugene O'Neill]], [[Louis Celine]], [[Richard Brautigan]], [[Harold Norse]], [[Dylan Thomas]], [[Scott Wannberg]], [[S.A. Griffin]], [[David Smith]], [[Frank O' Hara]], [[Hubert Selby]], [[William S. Burroughs]], [[Brendan Behan]], [[Basho]], [[e.e. cummings]], [[D.A. Levy]], [[Jack Spicer]], [[Charles Olson]], [[Robert Creeley]], [[Stuart Perkoff]], [[Anais Nin]], [[Henry Miller]], [[Walt Whitman]], [[Knut Hamsun]], [[Will Self]], [[John Muir]], [[William Carlos Williams]], [[James Joyce]], [[Albert Camus]], [[Jean-Paul Sartre]] and [[Francois Villon]]. He also cites many friends in the current writing scene as influences: [[Will Crawford]], [[John Dorsey]], [[April Bratten]], [[Iris Appelquist]], [[Jason Hardung]] among many others.
==Bibliography==
==Bibliography==
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* Cancer Face, Little Lies ( out of print)
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* ''Cancer Face'', Little Lies ( out of print)
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* Exorcism of the Con-Artist, Little Lies ( out of print)
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* ''Exorcism of the Con-Artist'', Little Lies ( out of print)
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* Interstate Chokehold Neo Poiesis Press, 2009
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* ''Interstate Chokehold'', Neo Poiesis Press, 2009
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* Steak Bone Fever, Unadorned Press, 2011 ( chapbook)
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* ''Steak Bone Fever'', Unadorned Press, 2011 ( chapbook)
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* The Nirvana Haymaker Neo Poiesis Press, 2012.
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* ''The Nirvana Haymaker'', Neo Poiesis Press, 2012.
==External Links==
==External Links==
PUBLISHER WEBSITE
PUBLISHER WEBSITE

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