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[[File:Frankreardon.jpg‎‎|left|]]'''Frank Reardon''' (b. Feb. 12th 1974) is an American poet and writer. He is the author of several books (''Cancer Face'', [[Little Lies Publishing]], 2004, ''Exorcism of the Con-Artist'', 2005, Little Lies Publishing. ''Interstate Chokehold'', 2009, [[Neo Poiesis Press]], ''Steak Bone Fever'', 2011, [[Unadorned Press]], ''The Nirvana Haymaker'', 2012, Neo Poiesis Press). Reardon's poetry has been published in many print and online presses.
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[[File:Southern apa.jpg|frame|right|Southern Amateur Press Association, New Orleans, 1892]]
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An '''amateur press association''' ('''APA''') is a group of people who produce individual pages or magazines that are sent to a Central Mailer for collation and distribution to all members of the group.
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Reardon was born into an Irish Catholic family and raised in Boston Massachusetts. His father was a Vietnam Veteran and his mother was
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APAs were a way for widely distributed groups of people to discuss a common interest together in a single forum before the advent of electronic bulletin boards or the Internet. Many were founded in the 1930s and later by fans of science fiction, comics, music, cinema and other topics as a way to develop writing, design and illustration skills. Many professional journalists, creative writers and artists practised in APAs and some still participate.  To some extent APAs have now been supplanted by internet chat groups and email mailing lists.
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never around. From an early age Frank traveled with his father's work, spending a lot of time living in hotels in such places as Las Vegas, Dallas Texas, Little Rock Arkansas and Los Angeles California. Frank credits this time on the road as when he first found his love of words in the books of Jack London, the Hardy Boys and other assorted stuff a young kid would read.
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A Central Mailer (CM) (sometimes called a ''Distribution Manager'' or ''Official Editor'') is the coordinator of an APA. The heart of the role is the distribution of the association's publication to its members. The CM manages the subscription lists and the deadlines to which the association works. The CM is usually responsible for chasing members to ensure maximum participation although some APAs simply accumulate contributions between deadlines and mail out whatever is available at the mailing deadline.
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