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Frank Mundo

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Frank Mundo is the author of The Brubury Tales, a modern version of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales in Los Angeles.

Winner of the Poet Laureate Award Nomination from UCLA and CAL

Winner of Reader Views 2011 Reviewers Choice Award for Poetry Book of the Year

Winner of the 2011 Bookhitch Award for the Most Innovative Poetry Book of Year


"The Brubury Tales [by Frank Mundo] is a landmark book, in what is going to be -- and already is -- an exceptional, distinguished literary career." Bestselling author Carolyn See, from the Washington Post.

"5 Stars: Mundo's skill is astounding and has a natural cadence. These stories are intriguing and compellingly human, and soon enough the reading becomes listening." --Sacramento Book Review

"5 Stars: With

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I am honored and so grateful for the amazing reviews and responses to my book The Brubury Tales that continue to come in.

Just today, an in-depth book review of The Brubury Tales was posted at Classical Carousel, an exceptional literary blog that reviews classic books by dead authors almost exclusively. But, because the site was already taking on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, The Brubury Tales (my... Read more of this blog post »
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“The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.”
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Parliament of Birds

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“What is better than wisdom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing.”
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“Purity in body and heart
May please some--as for me, I make no boast.
For, as you know, no master of a household
Has all of his utensils made of gold;
Some are wood, and yet they are of use.”
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales

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“Then you compared a woman's love to Hell,
To barren land where water will not dwell,
And you compared it to a quenchless fire,
The more it burns the more is its desire
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As husbands know, the ruin of their lives. ”
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message 1: by Jen

Jen Knox Good to meet you, Frank.

message 2: by Frank

Frank Mundo Thanks, Jen. Nice to meet you, too. I just started so I'm still figuring it out. But I look forward to talking about books with you.
Hope all is well,

message 3: by Maria

Maria Hey my Twitter friend :) Nice to see you on Goodreads!

message 4: by Frank

Frank Mundo Hey, Maria. Great to see you, too! Hope all is well.

message 5: by Lisa

Lisa Kessler Hi Frank -

Thanks so much for voting for Moonlight in the Writing witht he Stars contest!!! I really appreciate your support!!! :)

I'll let you know if i make the next round... *fingers crossed*

Lisa :)

message 6: by Frank

Frank Mundo No problem, Lisa.
Good Luck!!!

Christine Hatfield good morning

message 8: by Frank

Frank Mundo Christine wrote: "good morning"

Mornin', Christine. Hope all is well.

message 9: by Frank

Frank Mundo Thanks so much for giving it a try, Al. I really appreciate it. I hope it holds up and doesn't disappoint.

message 10: by C.J.

C.J. Heck C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Frank,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,

message 11: by Ugbomeh

Ugbomeh Hi Frank, thanks for being there...

message 12: by Verge

Verge LeNoir Hey there Frank,

Thank you for adding me to your GR friends list.

message 13: by Frank

Frank Mundo Thanks, Verge. Looking forward to it. :)

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