"This is not a book to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." - Dorothy Parker

Frank X. Gaspar

Frank X. Gaspar is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently, A Field Guide to the Heavens (Brittingham Prize 1999) and One Thousand Blossoms (Alice James Books, 2004—named by Library Journal as one of the twelve best poetry collections of the year). He is the recipient of numerous awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, three Pushcart Prizes, and a California Arts Council Fellowship. His poetry is widely anthologized and appears in Best American Poetry of 1996 and 2000.  His novel Leaving Pico (Hardscrabble Books 1999) was a Barnes and Noble Discovery Award winner, a Borders Book of Distinction, and won the California Book Award for First Fiction.  Born in Provincetown, Mass. he now lives in Southern California.