“I’ve heard it said that his Book of Frank is this generation’s Dream Songs, but 
I think The Book of Frank surges ahead in experiment and lasting power."
                 --Maggie Nelson for PEN America

“At once charming and frightening, The Book of Frank will certainly take the
top of your head off, and it might just replace it with something better.”
                 -- Noah Eli Gordon for The Boston Review

“I’ve been obsessing all year about CAConrad.  For me, he’s the poet who always
changes the room he enters.  He’s poetry’s answer to relational aesthetics.”
                 -- Eileen Myles for Jacket2 Journal
AVAILABLE FROM
WAVE BOOKS, 2010
 
(click
HERE and

 HERE for samples)

Afterword by 

Eileen Myles

for events click HERE

To invite CAConrad 
to read or conduct 
workshops, email 
CAConrad13@aol.com

 

(click HERE for the interview 
by Eileen Myles for The Poetry Foundation)

(The band TEACUP GORILLA's 2014 demo PIG SEZ
click HERE)

(click HERE for the POETRY WILL NOT APOLOGIZE interview about the book with Tracy Diamond)
THE BOOK OF FRANK book trailer
Román Luján translated 
The Book of Frank into Spanish.
CLICK HERE and HERE


Chris Vaisvil's 
FRANK ROCK ENSEMBLE
CLICK HERE TO HEAR!







Click HERE for Scotty Leitch's 

punk rock song for FRANK!! 
VIDEO OF THE 10/2/10 READING AT KELLY WRITERS HOUSE (VIDEO BY Hannah Van Sciver)
THIS BELOW IS THE COVER OF THE
FIRST CHAPBOOK WITH A HANDFUL
OF THE ORIGINAL POEMS PUBLISHED
IN 1993 BY Insight To Riot Press
Cover art and design by
John Ignarri

click HERE for recording with IDEAS ARE BIRDS



painting on book cover by Hak Vogrin

CAConrad's The Book of Frank is the recipient of THE GIL OTT BOOK AWARD, as chosen by Nathaniel Mackey, Myung Mi Kim, Eli Goldblatt, and Charles Alexander. THE GIL OTT BOOK AWARD honors the legacy of poet, publisher, and social activist Gil Ott.

SAMPLE POEMS HERE and HERE

ORDER BY CLICKING HERE

Eileen Myles interview for the book HERE
SOME REVIEWS ARE HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE

Frank punk rock song by Scotty Leitch HERE

FOR INFO ON READING EVENTS PLEASE GO HERE

BLURBS ON BACK COVER:

CAConrad's voyeuresque surreal portrait of Frank includes apotheosis, rebirth, talking teapots and hats. It disrupts the landscape as "pins and/zippers of/other days/loosen." CA is very good news as a raconteur, poet, performer and activist and makes news daily with his dedicated Outrider passion and "alternative path" imagination. Onward, as Bob Creeley would say.
                                                                                    —Anne Waldman

I can never have enough CAConrad, like paprika or wisdom in disguise. Is he the Frank of the book?
                                                                                    —Bernadette Mayer

Dancing with a Kafka's ghost, these poems move concretely as CAConrad's protagonist "Frank" delights in the material word gone slightly mad—or is that actual and precise? The poems disturb, are uber-real: horrific, magical, glistening. The questions? Frank persists in them, just is and answers back in an "imaginary vocabulary".
                                                                                    —Hoa Nguyen

The title character in CAConrad's The Book of Frank becomes an adult only after his mother dies, but even as a child he was prone to mystic visions. Now, he makes up movies in his head that people pay to watch from inside his body. He might as well be a poet. In his candid portrayal of human cruelty and its resultant fantasies of escape, CAConrad has written that rarest of poetry books—a gripping page-turner.
                                                                                    —Alan Gilbert


(photo of CAConrad by Marsha Goldberg)

OTHER BOOKS BY CAConrad can be found HERE