Frank Finale

Bayville, NJ 08721-1376
(732) 237-0776

Author's Bio

Frank Finale is the poetry editor of the new renaissance, and essayist for Jersey Shore Publications magazines and guidebooks, He has co-edited two poetry anthologies: Under a Gull's Wing and The Poets of New Jersey. He is author of the regional best sellers To the Shore Once More Volumes I and II and three children's books, A Gull's Story Part 1-3. Mr. Finale is a retired Toms River Teacher and had taught there for 38 years. He was voted Teacher of the Year in 2002, and named to the state of New Jersey’s 2002 Governor’s Teacher Recognition Program. He has been widely published over the years and has done district-wide workshops for teachers on "The Effective Use of Poetry in the Classroom." Web site: In 1983, he helped found the literary magazine Without Halos as well as its publishing organization, The Ocean County Poets Collective. He served as editor-in-chief from 1985 through 1995. He is listed in the most recent editions of Marquis Who’s Who in America and Marquis Who’s Who in the World.

Publications and Prizes

To the Shore Once More, Vol. I
(Jersey Shore Publications, 1999)
, To the Shore Once More, Vol. II
(Jersey Shore Publications, 2001)
Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry
(Monitor Book Company, 1997)
, Identity Lessons
(Penguin, 1999)
, Italian American Writers On New Jersey
(Rutgers University Press, 2003)
, Shore Stories
(Down the Shore Publishing, 1998)
, The Poets of New Jersey: From Colonial to Present
(Jersey Shore Publications, 2005)
, Tree Magic
(SunShine Press Publications, 2005)
, Tree Stories
(SunShine Press Publications, 2002)
, Under a Gull's Wing
(Down the Shore Publishing, 1996)
Baltimore Review, Chelsea, the new renaissance, Writers Notes Magazine

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Italian American
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Brooklyn, United States
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Brooklyn, NY, United States
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Last updated: Jul 29, 2012