finding meaning
in the subtle underpinnings
of this soft earth

Frank Watson was born in Venice, California and now lives in New York. He enjoys literature, art, calligraphy, landscaping, history, jazz, international travel, kickboxing, and powerlifting. Publications include In the Dark, Soft Earth; The Dollhouse Mirror; Seas to Mulberries; and One Hundred Leaves. He has also edited several volumes, including The Poetry Nook Anthology, The dVerse Anthology, Fragments, and the Poetry Nook Journal vols. 1-5. His work has appeared in various literary journals, anthologies, e-zines, and literary blogs, but most of all, he loves to share his work on social media and in books.

Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / TikTok: @FrankWatsonPoet

Books On Amazon


Jean Book Nerd, June 2020
The Hollywood Times, February 4, 2015
Around Cincinnati (WVXU, Cincinnati, OH), April 11, 2014
Sunday Morning Easy (WEZC, Clinton, IL), January 12, 2014
dVerse Poets, August 19, 2013
Difficult Listening, Radio Free Nashville, December 30, 2012
the poem epoch, December 22, 2012

Publication Credits:

Excerpts from One Hundred Leaves in Rosebud Magazine (#53)
“Subway to the Center of the Earth” in Bora magazine (#2), with Spanish translation, pgs. 62-63
Several of my translations of Chinese poems were featured in Rosebud Magazine (#54)
“A Ritual of Hunger & Thirst” was featured on Birds by My Window on Aug. 29, 2013
Several poems featured on VerseWrights, release on Aug. 29, 2013
Haiku featured in Prune Juice, Vol. 11, Nov. 2013, released Nov. 11, 2013
Micropoetry sequence featured at under its “Crystallize Meaning through Creativity” section on Dec 24, 2013
Micropoetry sequences featured in the upcoming Arcana: The Tarot Poetry Anthology anthology, scheduled to be published in 2015
Tanka in Atlas Poetica 17, published on March 7, 2014
Tanka in the Bright Stars, An Organic Tanka Anthology, released in 2014
Micropoetry appeared in Cascades of Poetry, released on April 10, 2014
“Halting” appeared in The Missing of the Birds on May 21, 2014
“the drums” featured in Every Day Poems on Oct. 10, 2014
Three poems in Wilderness House Literary Review (Spring 2015)
Five poems in Belle Reve Literary Journal (Winter 2015)
Two poems appear in Crack the Spine, issue 139
Six poems in The Short of It (June 5, 2020)