Alex Frankel

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Alex M. Frankel is a poet, memoirist, critic, fiction writer, and playwright living in the hills near Pasadena. His poetry collection is called BIRTH MOTHER MERCY and he also has a chapbook called MY FATHER’S LADY, WEARING BLACK. He hosts the Second Sunday Poetry Series in North Hollywood, and his website is

Cuba on the Fringe

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Two generations of women cope with motherhood and madness in the aftermath of Fidel Castro’s revolution.

The Foxhole Stories

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The Foxhole Stories: Twist, Pull, Smoke, Run-Motherfucker, Run! is a story of Adam dodging his girlfriend's questions about Afghanistan and chooses to argue with his own PTSD to find the answers.