POETRY READING/CANCELLED/FRANK ROSEN
Frank Rosen, author of auschwitz of the digital age will read at Mac's on Wednesday, April 8th at 7 p.m followed by an open mic.
Frank Thomas Rosen grew up in East Germany and witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall while studying English and Russian at the University of Potsdam in 1989. He moved to the United States in 1997. After earning his BA and MA in English and TESL, he taught English and ESL at universities and community colleges in Northeast Ohio for over ten years. After finishing his ADN/RN degree in 2010 (BSN/RN in 2014), he worked as an emergency nurse for six years, and after earning his MSN/FNP degree in 2017, he started working as a Nurse Practitioner for an FQHC, serving uninsured and homeless patients in the Cleveland Metro area.
In his poems, he addresses recurring themes of sociopolitical injustice, cross-cultural struggle, and civil rights. He has previously published another book of poetry: scratches (2003), German-English. That book project was part of the Ohio Arts Council - Dresden Artist Exchange program.
About auschwitz of the digital age:
"In these taut poems that make auschwitz of the digital age, Frank Thomas Rosen delves into various violences that emerge out of isolation, ignorance, confinement, and the aftermath of war, and how witnessing that does not break poets away broken fragments strewn about to shape a home. Even in brevity, these poems demand rereading and considering the power of long-term peace." -Tara Betts, author of Break the Habit