Frank Stanford

Frank Stanford (1948-1978) was a prolific poet known for his originality and ingenuity. He has been dubbed "a swamprat Rimbaud" by Lorenzo Thomas and "one of the great voices of death" by Franz Wright. He grew up in Mississippi, Tennessee, and then Arkansas, where he lived for most of his life and wrote many of his most powerful poems. He authored over 10 books of poetry, including eight volumes in the last seven years of his life.