Francis Daulerio


Author's Bio

Francis Daulerio is a writer, teacher, and author of two collaborative collections of poetry and art. Now in its second edition, his debut, If & When We Wake, was released in 2015 and chronicles the process of healing after loss. His newest collection, a 50th anniversary reinterpretation of Richard Brautigan’s Please Plant This Book, benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Kaveh Akbar has called his work “staggering, gorgeous, essential.” Francis lives outside Philadelphia with his wife, daughter, and a small herd of deer.

Publications & Prizes

Please Plant This Book (Head & the Hand, 2018)
If & When We Wake (Unsolicited Press, 2015)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Richard Brautigan Ross Gay Maggie Smith Tracy K. Smith
What I'm reading now: 
An Unwalled City by Genevieve Betts , So My Mother, She Lives in the Clouds by Christopher D. DiCicco

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Born in: 
Philadelphia, PA
Raised in: 
Lafayette Hill, PA
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Last update: Oct 15, 2019