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Francis Poole was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.  He has lived in Florida, California, Kentucky, the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and Delaware.  After serving in the Navy as a combat aircrewman in the 1960s, he made several trips to Europe and Morocco.  In 1974 he received a fellowship to the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire.  His poetry has appeared in Poet Lore, Poetry East, Southern Poetry Review, Shattered Wig Review, Pearl, Rolling Stone, Lost and Found Times, Philadelphia Poets, and the New York Quarterly.  He spent six years living abroad in Morocco and Portugal where he taught at the American School of Tangier and  the Universidade de Evora, Portugal.  In 1977 he began BLADES, a tiny magazine of experimental writing and art. BLADES ended publication in 2011 with issue #50.  He coauthored Break Up My Water with Blaster Al Ackerman in 2011 and published Everybody Comes to Dean’s: Dean’s Bar, Tangier in 2012. He is currently a film and video archivist and librarian at the University of Delaware. 

 

            Come Upstairs (October 2006), 8 ½” x 5 ½,” poem with collage by John Digby. $8.00

            The Devil’s Swizzle Stick: poems (November 2006), 8 ½” x 5 ½” 5 collages John Digby. $8.00

           A Whole Stadium Full (Winter 2007), 5 ½’ x 4 ¼,”  prose poem with cover and 2 collages by John Digby. $6.00

            Rising Early the Last Day of October (Winter 2007), 4 ¼” x 5 ½,” poem with cover and 2 collages by John Digby.  $6.00

            Splices (Spring 2007), 5 ½’ x 4 ¼,”  poem with cover and 2 collages by John Digby. $6.00

            Good Night at Jo’s  Casablanca (Spring 2007), 5 ½’ x 4 ¼,”  Poem with cover and 3 illustrations by John Digby. $6.00

            Whipped Cream and Nuts in my Suitcase (Summer 2007), 6 ½” x 5 ½,” poems with drawings  by Adrian Poole. $8.00

            Dean’s Bar, Tangier: an essay and two poems (Summer 2007), 7” x 5 ½,” with cover and six illustrations by John Digby   $10.00.

            Like I Said (2007), 8 ½” x 5” poem with cover and 2 illustrations by John Digby. $6.00

            Half of What Happened, two poems (2008),   7” x 5 ½”  with cover and 5 illustrations by John Digby. $7.00

            Walking the Cairo Mississippi Bridge (Fall 2009) 5” x 5 ” poem with cover and 2 illustrations by John Digby. $6.00

          What You Can Do to Avoid AIDS (Fall 2008), 5” x  5 ½” collage poem with cover and two illustrations by John Digby. $6.00

           Bow Ties on Ice (Spring 2009), 5 ¾” x 5 ¾” farthing card prose poem with 2 photographs by John Digby. $4.00

           Confessions of a Changeling (Spring 2009), 8 ½” x 7” prose poem with 32 collage illustrations by John Digby. $12.00

           The Reason I Wanted to Meet You Here (Fall 2009), 4 ½” x 5 ½” poem with cover and illustration by John Digby. $6.00

           Good Luck With Your New Life (Fall 2009), 5” x 5 ½” poem with cover and title illustration by John Digby. $6.00.

           M.r G Has Returned After a Short Trip (Winter 2010), 7” x 5 ½” prose poem with cover and 3 illustrations by John Digby. $6.00

           Intrigue in Morocco/ Where I’m Sitting (Spring 2010), 8 ½” x 5 ½” two prose poems with cover and 5 illustrations by John Digby. $6.00

          This Seemed to Confuse Them (Spring 2010), 8 ½” x 5 ½”, two prose poems with cover and 5 collages by John Digby. $6.00

          The Gulf of Mexico is Drowning (2010) , 8 ½” x 5 ½” poem with cover and 4 collages by John Digby. $6.00

         Seahorse Tales (2011), 8 ½” x 5 ¼” 5 prose poems with cover and 5 collages by John Digby. $7.00

         The Spleen of Madrid (2012),  7" x  8 ½” 4 prose poems by Francis Poole and 4 prose poems by Mark Terrill with collages by John Digby. $8.00

          A Pair of Darts (December 2012), 8 ½” x  7 ½” 4 poems by Francis Poole and 4 poems by Mark Terrill with collages by John Digby. $8.00

Oh Happy Day, Etcetera My Favorite Town, Etcetera La Vida Poca, Etcetera (Fall 2012), 8 ½” x  5 ½” poem with cover and 13 collages by John Digby. $8.00

William Burroughs ate my liver with fava beans. Tasty!  (Summer 2013),  8 ½” x  5 ½” poem with collages by John Digby. $8.00

The Mummy's Hand. (Fall, 2015), 9" x 11" Poem copiously illustrated with collages by John Digby. $15.00