Frank William Finney


You marked up the map
that led to this cliff.

Did you expect
such a lovely view?

Can you hear
the mandolins?

Cemeteries, they say,
are obsolete.

And yet
I see them everywhere.

Frank William Finney is a New England-based poet who taught literature at Thammasat University in Thailand (1995-2020). Recent poems appear in Aromatica Poetica, The Disappointed Housewife, Covid and Poetry (UK), the Plentitudes, and The Thieving Magpie. His chapbook, The Folding of the Wings, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Find him at