CAConrad’s Bio



CAConrad is the son of white trash asphyxiation whose childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift.  He has published five poetry collections, the most recent of which is A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon: New (Soma)tics (Wave Books, 2012).  The Book of Frank (Wave Books) has been translated into German, Spanish, and most recently Swedish.  He is a 2011 Pew Fellow, a 2013 Banff Fellow, a 2013 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2012 and 2013 visiting faculty member for the Summer Writing Program of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University.  You can find his poems at