If & When We Wake

If & When We Wake

by Francis Daulerio, Scott Hutchison


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692604175
Publisher: Unsolicited Press
Publication date: 12/22/2015
Pages: 146
Sales rank: 713,510
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Francis Daulerio was born in a small Pennsylvania suburb in 1986, and has led a fairly quiet life. A music fanatic, his decade of experience as a singer and songwriter brought him to poetry where he found himself captivated by the writings of Brautigan, Kerouac, and Niedecker. His record collection is as diverse as his book collection, and all have been equally influential in his development as a writer.

After graduating from West Chester University with a degree in English and Secondary Education, Francis married his high school sweetheart and began teaching English in a Chester County high school. He later enrolled at Arcadia University where he received an MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in poetry. Working under the instruction of poets Dorian Geisler and Genevieve Betts, Francis practiced the art of distillation and simplicity with the goal of creating small, heavily-layered poems that held powerful meaning in a few short breaths. His writing represents the desire to fall backwards into nature and focuses on tangible, real-world experiences, both beautiful and devastating, and how those experiences inform each aspect of life.

Francis currently teaches English and Creative Writing in Chester County, PA. He lives in the woods with his wife, dog, cat, and a small herd of deer. He spends any free time outside and is a sucker for a good single malt.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up on a whim and I wouldn't call myself a poetry buff or anything. The poems really hit you hard; they are serene, yet punchy. THe progression from one poem to the next is flawless. AND there are drawing from the great Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit! Can't go wrong with this book. If this is your first time to contemporary poetry, then this should be your book.