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Ariel Francisco is the author of All My Heroes Are Broke (C&R Press, 2017) and Before Snowfall, After Rain (Glass Poetry Press, 2016). Born in the Bronx to Dominican and Guatemalan parents, he completed his MFA at Florida International University in Miami. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Academy of American Poets, The American Poetry Review, Best New Poets 2016, Gulf Coast, Washington Square, and elsewhere. He lives and teaches in South Florida.

 

Ariel Francisco, ISSUES

November/December 2017 Issue, BOAAT

 

POEMS

Finding a Scratch off Lottery Ticket in a Used Copy of Frank Stanford’s Selected Poems