Alphabetical list of Delaware authors (un-linked yet to be added; suggestions welcome)
Caroline Ailanthus
William Francis Albensi
Marie Allen
Julianna Baggott
JoAnn Balingit
Ivan Bannowsky
Phillip Bannowsky
Kathleen Barrett
Mahasveta Barua
Nina Bennett
Michael Blaine
J. Alex Blane
Linda Blaskey
Robert Bohm
Susanne Bostick Allen
James Bourey
Melissa S. Boyd
Fleda Brown
Jamie Brown
Regina Bumbrey
Weldon Burge
Cindy Callaghan
Nancy Carol-Willis
Siobhan Carroll
Carolyn Cecil
James Church/I.N.X.
John Ciriafici
Anne Colwell
Gail Braune Comorat
Shannon Connor Winward
Robert Hambling Davis
Jean Davis
Marisa de Los Santos
Ramona deFelice Long
Liz DeJesus
Viet Dinh
Elizabeth Dolan
Jerome P. Donohue
Buck Downs
Ken Doyle
Jen Epler
Beth Evans
Linda Evans
Irene Fick
Shea Garvin
Patrice Gibbs
Pat Goodman
Terry Aine Griffin
Gary Hanna
Vanessa Haley
Hina Haq
Crystal Heidel
Marsha Henderson
Lois Hoffman
William H. Horner
Frank E. Hopkins
Arlene Humphrey
Gail Husch
Wendy Ingersoll
K. B. Inglee
Cassandra JerVey
Maria Keane
Larry W. Kelts
L. S. King
Elizabeth J. Kolodziej
Karl Kuerner
Gerry LaFemina
e. jean Lanyon
Steven Leech
Phil Linz
Franetta McMillian
Robert Mallouk
Maria Masington
Abby Millager
Jane Miller
Devon Miller-Duggan
Douglas Morea
Shaun Mullen
Helen (Cookie) Ohlson
Leon Opio
Bobbie Palmer
Mary Pauer
Scott Phillips
Drury Pifer (1934-2012)
Kathryn Pincus
Francis Poole
Richard Raw
Joseph Redden
Russell Reece
J.M. Reinbold
Liz Reyes
James Michael Robbins
David Robson
Maggie Rowe
Gibbons Ruark
Greg Schauer
Wendy Schermer
Christy Shaffer
David R. Slavitt
J. Gregory Smith
Cruce Stark
Pam Stebbins
K. A. Steed
Frederick Stroesner
KMA Sullivan
Charles and Caroline Todd
Billie Travalini
Johnny M. Tucker, Jr.
Twin Poets Al Mills & Nnamdi Chukwuocha
Justynn Tyme
S. Scott Whitaker
Kelley Jean White
Roz Unruh
Pat Valdata
Jeanne Murray Walker
S. Scott Whitaker
Robert Yearick
Lara M. Zeises




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Walls covered in it.
People livin’ and dyin’ in it.
Look! You see that?

SuiteFranchon is of the com-munity of poetry that gathers outside the academic gates to express the aspirations of the great majority on this planet. They are itinerate poets of rap, spoken word and slam, peddling their CDs and mar-
keting their talents in a host of new media from Instagram to the live video app Periscope. Typically, poetry is presented with jazz or gospel back-up. Song, dance, story, improv and even visual arts are included, and all sorts of products from jewelry to drinks and snacks are on sale, providing opportunities to local entrepreneurs. (see video below),
See SuiteFranchon's next show at World Café Live at the Queen December 10, 2015. Doors at 7; show at 8. Tickets.

Alphabetical list of historical Delaware regional authors (un-linked yet to be added; suggestions welcome)
John Biggs, Jr.
Mary Biggs
Robert Montgomery Bird
Henry Seidel Canby
Alice Dunbar-Nelson
George Lippard
John Lofland
John P. Marquand
Anne Parrish
Victor Thaddeus
George Alfred Townsend
Christopher Ward
Charles Wertenbaker
G. Peyton Wertenbaker
James Whaler
An excellent resource on past Delaware authors can be found at
Collecting Delaware Books

Previous Featured Authors
(Only linked authors archived)
08-09/2015: J.M. Reinbold
06-07/2015: Steve Leech
04-05/2015: Liz DeJesus
01-02/2015: Franetta McMillian
12/2014: George Lippard
11/2014: Robert Bohm
10/2014: Douglas Morea
09/2014: Shaun Mullen
08/2014: Patrice Gibbs

Living the Journey
Bio: SuiteFranchon was born Franchon Roberts (Beeks) to a young single mother in Wilmington, DE and grew up in the Delaware public school system. Always the standout in a conservative town, she had to embrace being "different" her entire life.  A Pisces, she tapped into her creative spirit very early.  Since she can remember, she has always been drawn to music. Having once been shy, during her pre-teens, she began to write because of her shyness and to "release all the stories that floated in her head."  Her earliest recollection of writing a poem was at the age of 9.
A graduate of William Penn H.S., she played the oboe, played basketball, created the first "Pep Team," and ran track.  She later "jumped around" attending various colleges before joining the Air Force. She credits her 13- year military tenure with teaching her how to be an artist within the constraints of society. In civilian, life she held professional positions as a Community Ombudsman, Community Relations Officer, and Executive Director in the Police Athletic League Wilmington (PALW). She is the single mother of two and enjoys cooking for her family and watching movies in her free time. (from her online bio, slightly edited).
Photo by Linsdey Epps Tucker
SuiteFranchon was closer at the historic Dreamstreets reading at the Delaware Art Musem, a reading captured on Video. She was also featured in an article by Phillip Bannowsky in Broadkill Review. Below, find SuiteFranchon's own excellent video promotion.

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Surely there’s a poem in it.
In Living the Journey: Poems of Love and Life, quoted above, poet and impresario SuiteFranchon navigates the mean streets of Wilmington to pursue a love grounded in the ancestors. In her Peace, Love, and Poetry and Soul Opera extravaganzas, she spreads opportunity and affirmation throughout her community.