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CA Conrad

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CAConrad is the author of TRANSLUCENT SALAMANDER (TROLL THREAD, 2013), A BEAUTIFUL MARSUPIAL AFTERNOON: New (Soma)tics (WAVE, 2012), The Book of Frank (WAVE, 2010), Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull, 2009), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull, 2006), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled The City Real & Imagined (Factory School, 2010). He is a 2011 PEW Fellow, a 2012 UCROSS Fellow, and a 2013 BANFF Fellow. Visit him at http://CAConrad.blogspot.com


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The Book of Frank
4.54 of 5 stars 4.54 avg rating — 402 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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A Beautiful Marsupial After...
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Deviant Propulsion
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Advanced Elvis Course
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(Soma)tic Midge
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CAConrad Poetry Trading Car...
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4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2007
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“I'm not the kind of faggot who wants to put a rainbow sticker on a machine gun.”
CA Conrad

“I’m here for the show” the man said
looking under Frank’s shirt for the door

“I’m no theater” Frank said

a line formed

must he admit them all?

many had umbrellas

a blind woman
waited with
her dog

“it’s gonna be a great show” someone said
“but when’s he gonna let us in?”

Frank’s tears began to fall

someone ripped his doors open

they filled him for an hour”
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message 13: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks so much for adding me as a friend, Conrad. I greatly appreciate it and would be honored if you'd download a sample of my first novel "Forbidden Steps". The link below contains purchase info and many reviews at the bottom of the page as you scroll down.

Here's hoping you have a terrific day and here's the link, Ed

http://www.craftweb.org/web/ed/book.html


message 12: by Schmitty (last edited Jun 02, 2009 04:44PM)

Schmitty no i havent, but ill check it out. :] thanks and i like your 'influences'.


message 11: by Bradley

Bradley I hope you are having a good day. =)

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message 10: by Beth

Beth Hi CA,
Thanks for the friend request. I'm always happy to befriend a fellow author.


Daniel
CA, I've added Deviant Propulsion and your other books to my to-read list.


Bridget Morrow Hey Conrad, thanks for the add! I love Philadelphia by the way, my best friend and business partner lives there. Have a great day.


message 7: by maria

maria Hey there,CA
Thank you for add me as your friends.
Its my honor to be in your friends list.
Best regards
Maria




Andrea Kulman Thanks for being a friend.
Andrea M. Kulman, Author of "The Drama Unfolds"


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Rosemary Thanks for the invitation. Your preference for chocolate reminds me of a highlight of today--my first visit to Chocolat du Monde (in Houston) and my first taste of a dark chocolate truffle laced with violets. Wishing you something as delectable.


message 3: by Cyn

Cyn Coons Thank you for your friends request. You have an interesting taste in books. I look forward to seeing what else you're reading.


message 2: by Tony

Tony CA,

Thanks for your friendship request. I see we have something in common--we were both born in the same neighborhood! Always nice to meet a fellow Milky Wayian.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Tony


Robert Blessings to you. Hope all is well!


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