First Friday Poetry featuring Steven De Frates

Join us for Friday Poetry at Changing Hands Tempe featuring Poet Steven De Frates.

Followed by an open reading. Readers may bring 2 pages (double-spaced) of poetry to share.

Steven returns his focus to poetry with this reading, offering a new selection. Recently, he’s been distracted, finishing a 96,000-word novel, Sunnyslope Rhapsody, a contemporary urban fantasy. The story takes place in the Phoenix Metro Area, a humorous homage to his own erratic and erotic youth. Currently he’s seeking representation at various agencies in New York City. Historically, Steven has lived in Phoenix since 1956, retiring from the Scottsdale Public Library after 25 years. Sunnyslope and the Phoenix Mountain Preserve are right outside his front door. Sunnyslope Rhapsody is his third rodeo. His first novel, Daughter of Troubled Sleep, is self-published. The second book, Under the Burning Rim, is a surrealistic vision quest with Kokopelli. Now he’s writing a sequel: Phoenix Rhapsody. Steven has been involved with local poets and writers for decades, publishing in print and online. He’s most grateful to those poet friends, librarians, and other relations who proofed his last novel manuscript. In conclusion, he wants to become a career novelist and literary icon, if possible. He will always be a poet first.
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