Anthony Frame is an exterminator who lives in Toledo, Ohio, with his wife. His first chapbook, Paper Guillotines, was published by Imaginary Friend Press and recent poems have been published in or are forthcoming from Harpur Palate, Third Coast, The Meadowland Review, Pirene's Fountain, and Bigger Than They Appear: An Anthology of Very Short Poems (Accents Publishing 2011), among others. He is also the co-founder and co-editor of  Glass: A Journal of Poetry. Learn more at

In answer to our question of why he writes, Anthony responded:

"The obvious reason why I write is because I love to write and therefore I have to write. Perhaps the real reason why I write is because my job makes me scramble through crawlspaces, looking for mice and rats; or I have to intentionally get cockroaches out of their hiding spots, which means they try to use me as a hiding spot; or I have to climb onto very steep roofs to remove a large hornet’s nest. I need something to distract me or else I likely will start screaming. I’ve found the customers don’t like it when I scream."







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