I was pleased to learn that the Stories to live by blog on wordpress has reviewed my short story collection, Gary, the Four-Eyed Fairy & Other Stories. Here’s a bit of it:
“Gary, the Four-Eyed Fairy and other stories by Frank Mundo is a collection of short stories that give insight to various stages in the life of a man named J.T. Glass. J.T. is a security guard with a sharp tongue, wild imagination, a wicked and sometimes dark sense of humor and has an interesting way of looking at life…
There are twelve parts to this book (one is of bonus material) and each one tells us a different story…”
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Gary, the Four-Eyed Fairy and Other Stories is available in paperback at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, for kindle and the Nook, Kobo, iTunes and Smashwords. If you like short stories in the general fiction genre, check it out. Or read some of the reviews on Amazon or Goodreads. It has nothing to do with fairies. I promise — not that there’s anything wrong with that. The title is simply an unfortunate nickname given to one of the characters by bullies when he was in high school.
I’m happy to announce that my new poetry chapbook, “Touched by an Anglo,” was officially released today by Kattywompus Press.
The chapbook is a collection of 26 poems written and published over the last three years.
Grab your copy today at kattywompuspress.com.
“Frank Mundo, author of the widely published essay, “How I Became a Mexican,” wields a knife you’ve seen, straight out of the kitchen drawer but somehow sharper than you remember, to carve the everyday tragedy and comedy of life right down to the bone. Mundo spares neither our sense of horror nor our funny bone, with poems that speak from the page like your childhood best friend peering over your shoulder.”
My other books, The Brubury Tales, Gary, the Four-Eyed Fairy and Other Stories, and Different are available in paperback or for Kindle at Amazon.com
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My new poem, “re: Your mother“, was published today for aaduna magazine’s National Poetry Month initiative: Four for the 4th.
It’s the second poem posted on the page (Be careful of the first poem. It has some adult language).
Check it out if you have a minute.
The poem is part of my e-pistle series that includes: “re: Your brother“, and more to come.
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I have a new poem called “The Upsell Artist” published today at Beautiful Losers Magazine, a great little lit mag I really like.
The subject matter is a bit racier than my usual stuff, so be warned.
If you want to check it out, please visit Beautiful Losers Magazine.
Here’s the URL if the link doesn’t work –> https://medium.com/beautiful-losers/the-upsell-artist-by-frank-mundo-67b749cbfa73#.xalsj7o31
Be sure to “like” it and share it if you can, so they invite me back in the future.
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Oh, I have another new poem coming in April — a National Poetry Month feature for aaduna magazine.
Stayed tuned for another post with more info as we approach April.
I was invited to read poetry at Occidental College a few months back. I’m not sure if this link will work, but here is a video of me reading a sestina I wrote for my brother called, “Waste of Shame”
If you want to read the poem, it was published in Angel City Review Issue 3.
According to poets.org, the sestina follows a strict pattern of the repetition of the initial six end-words of the first stanza through the remaining five six-line stanzas, culminating in a three-line envoi. The lines may be of any length, though in its initial incarnation, the sestina followed a syllabic restriction. The form is as follows, where each numeral indicates the stanza position and the letters represent end-words:
7. (envoi) ECA or ACE
The envoi, sometimes known as the tornada, must also include the remaining three end-words, BDF, in the course of the three lines so that all six recurring words appear in the final three lines. In place of a rhyme scheme, the sestina relies on end-word repetition to effect a sort of rhyme.
Honored that my new poem, “The Average Unknown” is published in the new issue of poeticdiversity.
Check it out, along with all of the great contributors in the latest issue.
Thanks to editor and writer Marie C Lecrivain for selecting my work. She does a lot of great work for writers and readers in Los Angeles and beyond.
I hope you enjoy it.