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New Poetry Chapbook by Frank Mundo Released Today by Kattywompus Press

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

Thank you for your support!!!! 

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New Frank Mundo Poem “re: Your Mother” Published Today

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.

aaduna is a timeless exploration into words and images – is a globally read, multi-cultural, and diverse online literary and visual arts journal established in 2010. Visit http://www.aaduna.org where they put measurable actions to words.

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New Frank Mundo Poem Published Today at Beautiful Losers Magazine

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.

Thank you for your support. It means a lot to me.

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.

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POETRY VIDEO: Frank Mundo Reading a Sestina at Occidental College

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:

1. ABCDEF
2. FAEBDC
3. CFDABE
4. ECBFAD
5. DEACFB
6. BDFECA
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.

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New Frank Mundo Poem Published in New Issue of Poeticdiversity

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.

http://www.poeticdiversity.org/main/poems-cp.php?recordID=2310&date=2016-11-01

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.

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“Different”is the Reprise Review at Big Al’s Books and Pals Today

Very cool. Big Al’s Books and Pals had made my book “Different” its Reprise Review of the day. Check it out.
http://booksandpals.blogspot.com/2016/11/reprise-review-different-by-frank-mundo.html
Different tells the story of Gregory Gourde, who wakes up in his bed one morning with an impossible new feature. We follow Gregory down a rabbit hole of sorts to a new world and an audacious exploration of what it really means to be different in this dark yet humorous nod to Kafka’s “Metamorphosis” and Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”.

 

 

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Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Part parable, part thriller, part cautionary tale, “The Vegetarian” is the crushing story of a family who seem both unwilling and unable to address the worsening mental illness of one of their own: a young woman name Yeong-hye, whose dream one night not only turns her against eating meat, it kick starts an extremely violent battle against everyone she knows for her mind, her body and her soul.

Told in three acts, from three very different perspectives: Yeong-hye’s awful husband, her pervy artist brother-in-law, and her miserable put-upon sister, the author explores the explosive relationship between inner-world passions and outer-world limitations — that strike-slip fault where the submission, subversion and expression of personal choices must meet and account for personal responsibility and familial and societal obligation.

Dark, disturbing, provocative, bloody, violent, intense, and sometimes even beautiful, “The Vegetarian” was a fast and excellent read — surprisingly meaty for its 192 pages. Hard to put down, especially in the first section. Four stars and a bit more.

I read it on my iPhone with the Kindle App, and there weren’t any formatting, typos or other issues. Definitely worth the money.

Get The Vegetarian by Han Kang at Amazon.

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