Frank Coffman is a retired professor of college English, Creative Writing, and Journalism. He has published speculative poetry and fiction in a variety of magazines and anthologies. His poetic magnum opus, The Coven’s Hornbook & Other Poems (2019) has been followed by his rendition into English Verse of 327 quatrains of Khayyám’s Rubáiyát (2019). A second large collection of poetry, Black Flames & Gleaming Shadows was published in March of 2020. All are available from Bold Venture Press and on Amazon.
A traditional formalist in his poetic work, he is especially interested in exploring and experimenting with the patterns of verse found across the world’s cultures and ethnicities and across time from ancient to modern. His special love of and interest in the sonnet has led to invention of several cross-cultural meldings of various traditions with the 14-line restriction of the sonnet form.
His third poetry collection, Eclipse of the Moon, was published in May 2021. A collection of seven of his occult detective stories, Three Against the Dark, will be published in late 2021, and a collection of weird and supernatural short stories, In Terrorem: Tales of Horror and the Supernatural, is projected for 2022.
He has published speculative short fiction in Test Patterns, Black Veins I, Hell’s Empire, Eldritch Tales, and elsewhere
A member of the Horror Writers Association and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association. He established and moderates the Weird Poets Society Facebook group.
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