Frank X. Gaspar
Frank X. Gaspar is the author of four books of poetry: THE HOLYOKE (1988), Mass for the Grace of a Happy Death (1995), A Field Guide to the Heavens (2002) and NIGHT OF A THOUSAND BLOSSOMS (2004), as well as the novel Leaving Pico (1999). His writing has won numerous awards and prizes, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, the 1988 Morse Poetry Prize, the 1994 Anhinga Prize, the 1999 Brittingham Prize in Poetry, a California Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, the California Book Award, and a Barnes and Noble Discover Award. Gaspar's work has appeared widely in magazines and journals throughout the country, and he has been included in multiple editions of the Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize anthologies. Born and raised in Provincetown, Massachusetts, he holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from University of California, Irvine. He now lives in southern California.