"I've heard it said that The 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

AVAILABLE FROM
WAVE BOOKS, 2010
Winner of the 2009 Gil Ott Book Award, chosen 
by Nathaniel Mackey and Myung Mi Kim.

Click HERE for samples!

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

New DANISH TRANSLATION
at THIS LINK (Ovo, 2018)
Translation by Line Kallmayer


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

"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

"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 Glibert


(Reading with Gunnar from the NORWEGIAN translation)


THE GERMAN TRANSLATION 
CLICK HERE
(photos by Robert Wasler)

Román Luján translated 
The Book of Frank into Spanish.
CLICK HERE and HERE


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



TEACUP GORILLA's song "PIG SEZ" click HERE)
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
THE BOOK OF FRANK book trailer





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.

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Eileen Myles interview for the book 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