Frank Stanford (1948-1978)

Frank StanfordDubbed by Lorenzo Thomas a “swamprat Rimbaud,” Frank Stanford was a prolific poet and was called “one of the great voices of death” by Franz Wright. He studied engineering at the University of Arkansas while writing poetry. He authored over ten collections of poetry including his epic 15,283-line, 542-page The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You.  His posthumous collection, What About This: Collected Poems of Frank Stanford, was a finalist for the National Books Critics Circle Award in 2015.