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Frank Dixon Graham

Surf Photograph by Casey Kretzmer
Photograph by Casey Kretzmer



OUT ON THE REACH
by Frank Dixon Graham

out on the reach that binds
the earth to sky to sea,

there is a green beacon,
searching out the drunken ship.

empty vessel brightens,
lessens, torches and speaks—

giving light as the moon spills
tunnels of water, wave over wave,

spray taking spray,
white foam, blue foam passages

cleanse, wash and whistle
the pulled-back beach

like chattering salt-bones.
age reaps calloused rock;

chitonous shell drinks the sea
from the breath of the sea.




Frank Dixon Graham




Frank Dixon Graham grew up in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa. At the beginning of his poetry career, he moved to Boston. He has studied under Daniel Bosch, Naomi Shihab Nye, Richard Moore, Geoff Olesner, and Cheryl Gravis to name a few. Recently, Frank moved to California’s state capitol where he engages in political activism and serves as a board member for the Sacramento Poetry Center and managing editor for Poetry Now.

Photographs by Frank Dixon Graham

The Convergence of the Sacramento and the American  Rivers by Frank Dixon Graham
The Convergence of the Sacramento and the American Rivers

Afternoon Lake by Frank Dixon Graham
Afternoon Lake

Floating Flowers by Frank Dixon Graham
Floating Flowers by Frank Dixon Graham

Tower Theater, Sacramento, Photograph by Frank Dixon Graham
Tower Theater, Sacramento

K Street Ally, Sacramento, by Frank Graham
K Street Ally, Sacramento


Photograph by Frank Graham

Ginko Leaves by Frank Dixon Graham

Tower Bridge Sacramento by Frank Dixon Graham
Tower Bridge Sacramento

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