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Frank Xavier Gaspar (born 1946) is an American poet, novelist and professor. His most recent novel is Stealing Fatima (Counterpoint press, December, 2009). His most recent collection of poetry, Night of a Thousand Blossoms (Alice James Books, 2004) was one of 12 books honored as the "Best Poetry of 2004" by Library Journal. Gaspar's first four books all won awards: his first collection of poetry, The Holyoke, won the 1988 Morse Poetry Prize (selected by Mary Oliver); Mass for the Grace of a Happy Death won the 1994 Anhinga Prize for Poetry (selected by Joy Harjo); A Field Guide to the Heavens won the 1999 Brittingham Prize in Poetry (selected by Robert Bly; and his novel, Leaving Pico, won the Barnes & Noble Discovery Award.

He has published poems in numerous journals and magazines, including Ploughshares, Harvard Review, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Mid-American Review, and Gettysburg Review. His poetry has been anthologized in Best American Poetry 1996 and 2000. He has also won a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and three Pushcart Prizes.

Born in Provincetown, Massachusetts, Gaspar served in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War. He earned an MFA from the University of California, Irvine.

Currently, he is the Endowed Chair Professor in Portuguese Studies in the Department of English at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. This academic position is offered under the aegis of the Helio and Amelia Pedroso / Luso-American Foundation, administered by the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture . He is also Professor Emeritus at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California, and often teaches in the Graduate Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles.

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Total Books: 7
Late Rapturous
2012 - Late Rapturous (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781932870602
ISBN-10: 1932870601
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Stealing Fatima
2009 - Stealing Fatima (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781582435169
ISBN-10: 1582435162
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
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Night of a Thousand Blossoms
2004 - Night of a Thousand Blossoms (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781882295449
ISBN-10: 1882295447
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Leaving Pico
2001 - Leaving Pico [Hardscrabble Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781584651352
ISBN-10: 1584651350
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Field Guide to the Heavens
1999 - A Field Guide to the Heavens [Brittingham Prize in Poetry] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780299165208
ISBN-10: 0299165205
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Field Guide to the Heavens
1999 - A Field Guide to the Heavens [Brittingham Prize in Poetry Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780299165246
ISBN-10: 0299165248
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mass for the Grace of a Happy Death 1994 Anhinga Prize for Poetry
1995 - Mass for the Grace of a Happy Death 1994 Anhinga Prize for Poetry (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780938078388
ISBN-10: 0938078380
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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