FA Frank Avon 05.12.1936

The person for whom Frank Avon is a pseudonym is 77 years old - and has been for some time. It sounds like a lucky number, so he feels he might as well stick with it for a while. He was an educator for 45 years, and is now retired, though not graciously, for he misses teaching every single day. He has written thousands of poems, but has never permitted any of them to be published (except for a few that one of his former students persuaded him to allow her to use in a professional journal, for which she was poetry editor) . Many of his students, however, are prize-winning poets, novelists, short story writers, essayists, and scholars. As a poet and teacher of poetry, this is the pride of his life.

Nowadays he spends his time working crosswords, playing solitaire, pruning and pulling weeds in his yard, and whining about old age. He has been married to an ideal wife for over fifty years: they have five children, literally scattered all over the globe, and five grand-children. They also have a raggle (rat terrier + beagle) named Peanut who runs their lives, and every so often demands that a poem be written about him. Frank Avon always complies.



Comments (4)

Frank Avon is a very highly talented and motivational poet of high reputation. He writes beautiful poems on various topics but he is a naturalist poet. He keenly observes nature and beauty and his poetic mind sings beautifully. I have read and reviewed his magical poems and I am very much pleased. Frank is indeed a great poet who has natural power and gifted qualities to express his thought, emotion, learning and perception. He is a legendary poet of natural perception!
I am wishing all the best to poet Frank Avon for his high literary perseverance! May God bring unlimited happiness and fortune for him! BEST WISHES FROM: Poet Kumarmani Mahakul, Ranked #309 on date 23 May 2020, Saturday, Ranked # 320 on date 24 May 2020, Sunday, #334 on date 25 May 2020, Monday, and ranked #325 on date 26 May 2020, Tuesday, on top 500 poets of the world (As per the World Poetry Database Information)
If you are really from Tennessee, and really was an educator, I invite you to read my poem, Little Teacher about Lenore Whitaker Wood, the young teacher who left Asheville, N.C. for eastern Tenn. in 1902 to teach and inspired the book by Katherine Marshall, called, Christi. Perhaps, you might enjoy it! Thanks, Marianne Reninger