Frank Dixon Graham

Poet, Fiction Writer

P.O. Box 161811
Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 
916.606.4303

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 with the Sacramento Poetry Center, where he has served on the Board of Directors for thirteen years. Graham served as Editor in Chief for the Tule Review for several years and was 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 and certification in higher education pedagogy from the Derek Bok School of Teaching at Harvard University. Graham has recently been in the employment of the Los Rios Colleges, and in collaboration with the University of California, Davis, as well as with the UC Davis Center for International Education. He also frequently serves as an adjunct professor of compostion and poetry at Sacramento City College, Folsom Lake College, and Cosumnes River College. The professor is an avid photographer and enjoys traveling abroad.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Journal:
Munyori Poetry Journal

Poetry

Chapbooks:
The Infinite In Between (Broken Arrow Press, 2013)
,
Out On the Reach (Broken Arrow Press, 2009)
,
Haiku (24th Street Irregular Press, 2008)
Journals:
Clackamas Literary Review
,
Convergence
,
Cosumnes River Journal
,
Feelings
, , ,
Medusa's Kitchen
,
Munyori Literary Journal
,
Paper Wasp
,
Poems-For-All
,
Poet's Page
,
Poetry Midwest
,
Poetry Now
,
Poets Against the War
,
portal
,
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, Frank O'Hara, Raymond Carver, Gwendolyn Brooks. Also, Joan Didion, Robert Pinsky, Thom Jones, Carolyn Forché, Derek Walcott, Jane Avrich, Annie Proulx, Terrance Hayes, Billy Collins, Jane Hirshfield, Sherman Alexie, Yusef Komunyakaa, Joy Harjo, and Naomi Shihab Nye.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Raised in: 
Broken Arrow, OK
Oklahoma
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Last update: Dec 19, 2019