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Frank J. Tassone

Frank J. Tassone

Born: November 11 1970 in Portchester, New York, USA
Resides: Montebello, New York, USA
E-mail: fjtassone2 (at) gmail (dot) com

I am a writer, a teacher, a husband, and a father. I fell in love with writing ever since I wrote my first short story at the age of 12 and my first poem in high school. My free-verse has appeared in the literary e-zine Pif. My haibun have been published in Cattails, Haibun Today, Contemporary Haibun Online (CHO) and Contemporary Haibun, CHO’s annual print anthology. I am honored to be a part of the Image Curve community as a contributing poet. I am also happy to be a performance poet with Suffern Poetry in Suffern, New York. I have worked as a special education teacher in New York City High Schools for the past eighteen years. l live in Montebello, New York, with my amazing wife, Mira, and our beloved son, Frank. When I’m not writing, I meditate, hike, practice tai chi and geek out to Star Wars and Marvel Cinema.

Awards and Other Honors: Editor’s Choice, Cattails (May 2016) for haibun "December 14, 2012"

Selected Work
sudden rain
singing in maple trees
red-breasted robins
Thanksgiving Day–
A murder of crows
Takes flight
Splattered raindrops
another nebulizer
morning chill
blood splattered on
picture books
Leafless Maples—
Between manicured grass,
One flat patch of dirt.
murder of crows
a final flight over
the bare Maples

Credits: "sudden rain" - A Splash of Water: Haiku Society of America Members' Anthology 2015 (Haiku Society of America, 2015); "Splattered raindrops" - Full of Moonlight: Haiku Society of America 2016 Members' Anthology (Haiku Society of America, 2017); "Leafless Maples" - [from haibun "First Visit to Dad's Grave"] Contemporary Haibun Volume 15 (Red Moon Press, 2015); "Thanksgiving Day" - [from haibun "Conflicted Expectations"] Contemporary Haibun Online 8:3 (October 2013); Contemporary Haibun Volume 14 (Red Moon Press, 2014); "morning chill" - [from haibun "December 14, 2012"] Cattails (May 2016); "murder of crows" - [from haibun "December 14, 2012"] Cattails (May 2016).

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