Frank Montesonti holds a BA in English from Indiana University, an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona, and an MA in Rhetoric and Composition from San Diego State University. He is the author of two collections of poems: Blight, Blight, Blight, Ray of Hope (winner of the 2011 Barrow Street Book Contest) and Hope Tree, from Black Lawrence Pres. His poems have appeared in such journals as Black Warrior Review, AQR, Tin House, Poet Lore, and Lit, among many others. He is the lead faculty for the MFA Creative Writing program and coordinates the student literary journal the GNU.
University of Arizona, Tucson