This is Frank Kearns. Frank is a transplanted New Englander who calls himself SoCalYankee. He and his wife are actively involved in the arts here in Downey. This picture was taken recently at the Stay Gallery where Frank was reciting some of his poems. You can see more of his bio here. Frank is a regular contributor to the Poetry Matters column in the Downey Patriot.
“Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.”
~ Thomas Hardy, as quoted in The Later Years of Thomas Hardy by Florence Hardy