Frank C. Modica is a cancer survivor and retired teacher who taught children with special needs for over 34 years. His writing is animated by interests in history, geography, and sociology. Frank’s short story “Homemade” was selected as an Honorable Mention in the Midway Journal 2017-1000 Below Flash Prose and Poetry contest. His poem “Rainbow Bus” was the 2017 Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Transit District Poem Contest winner and was featured on all the local buses for a month. His work is forthcoming or has appeared in Beyond Words Literary Magazine, Frost Meadow Review, Green Ink Poetry, Blue Mountain Review, and Raconteur Review. “What We Harvest” is Frank’s first published chapbook.
Frank grew up with a deep respect for his ethnic roots in the dense urban neighborhoods on the South Side and the western suburbs of Chicago. He now lives in Urbana, Illinois.
Paperback: 52 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (October 14, 2021)