Frank Finale


80 mansfield Avenue
Manchester 08759
(732) 657-6325

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 & Prizes

The Poets of New Jersey: From Colonial to Present (Jersey Shore Publications, 2005)
Tree Magic (SunShine Press Publications, 2005)
Italian American Writers On New Jersey (Rutgers University Press, 2003)
Tree Stories (SunShine Press Publications, 2002)
Identity Lessons (Penguin, 1999)
Shore Stories (Down the Shore Publishing, 1998)
Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry (Monitor Book Company, 1997)
Under a Gull's Wing (Down the Shore Publishing, 1996)
To the Shore Once More, Vol. II and To the Shore Once More, Vol. III (2016) (Jersey Shore Publications, 2016)
To the Shore Once More, Vol. I (Jersey Shore Publications, 1999)
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the new renaissance
Writers Notes Magazine

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Brooklyn, NY
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Last update: Mar 03, 2019