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Frank X. Gaspar

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Frank X. Gaspar is the author of three previous collections of poetry, *The Holyoke*, *Mass for the Grace of a Happy Death*, and *A Field Guide to the Heavens* (winner of the Brittingham Prize for Poetry), and a novel, *Leaving Pico*, which won the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and the California Book Award for First Fiction. His work has been anthologized in *Best American Poetry* 1996 and 2000, among others. His many honors and awards include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Pushcart Prize, the Edgar Stanley Award and a Readers' Choice Award. Born in Provincetown, MA, he now lives in southern California.