Frank Dixon Graham

Poet, Fiction Writer

800 J St. #194
Sacramento, CA 95814

Author's Bio

Frank Dixon Graham has been published in over fifty national literary journals, including Evansville Review, Nassau Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, This Land, and the Harvard University Scriptorium. The author is organizing the California Colloquium on Social Justice Poetry and he organizes and he previously hosted the National Gathering of Social Justice Poets at the annual American Writers and Writing Programs Conference. The author, editor, and professor founded the Literary Lectures series and the Fifth Mondays Charity Benefit reading series and serves on the Board of the Directors of the Sacramento Poetry Alliance. Prior to founding the Sacramento Poetry Alliance with a few other poets in 2020, Graham served on the board of the  Sacramento Poetry Center for fourteen years. Graham served as Editor in Chief for the Tule Review for several years and was also on staff as an editor, from 2012 to 2017. He has also been an editor for The Pitkin Review and Poetry Now. Graham holds an MFA in Writing from Goddard College and has certification in TESOL/TEFL/TESL. He holds an award from the Program for Professional Editors at UC Berkeley, certification in higher education pedagogy from the Derek Bok School of Teaching at Harvard University, and certification in educational technology from the University of Cape Town. Graham has recently been in the employment of the Los Rios Colleges, and also in collaboration with the University of California, Davis, as well as with the UC Davis Center for International Education. Additionally, he frequently serves as an adjunct professor of compostion and poetry at Sacramento City College, Folsom Lake College, and Cosumnes River College. The professor is a licensed soccer coach and an exhibited photographer. He enjoys traveling abroad and once finished second in his division in a marathon.

Publications & Prizes


Munyori Poetry Journal


The Infinite In Between (Broken Arrow Press, 2013)
Out On the Reach (Broken Arrow Press, 2009)
Haiku (24th Street Irregular Press, 2008)
Clackamas Literary Review
Cosumnes River Journal
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Medusa's Kitchen
Munyori Literary Journal
Paper Wasp
Poet's Page
Poetry Midwest
Poetry Now
Poets Against the War
Rattlesnake Review
The Evansville Review
This Land
Prizes won: 

New Issues Poetry Prize, Semi-Finalist, 2019

Jack Kerouac Prize, Honorable Mention, 2019 

Jack Kerouac Prize, Honorable Mention, 2018



Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Shakespeare, Snyder, Keats, Ginsberg, Poe, Whitman, Hemingway, Dickinson, Cummings, Neruda, Yevtushenko, Basho, O'Hara, Carver, Brooks. Also, Joan Didion, Robert Pinsky, Thom Jones, Carolyn Forché, Derek Walcott, Jane Avrich, Annie Proulx, Terrance Hayes, Billy Collins, Jane Hirshfield, Yusef Komunyakaa, Joy Harjo, and Naomi Shihab Nye.
What I'm reading now: 
Already Toast by Kate Washington

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Celtic American
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Last update: Mar 18, 2022