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" mystery in a luminous word..."
charles frode
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Frode invokes the orphic poets, Hart Crane, and—“my hand in yours”—Walt Whitman, speakers of The Word, the epic minstrel conductors into the literary intellectual od—Steinbeck, LeClezio, Cormac McCarthy.
In writing Literary Fiction, Charles Frode’s focus is on the “mystery in a luminous word,” not on personality. His Contemporary Mimetic Realism explores surreal and magically realistic themes of longing, loss, love, transformation, healing, consciousness, delusion, power, violence, nature, cosmic evolution, and apocalyptic tipping points. Frode’s collected poems, short stories, and memoir reflect his rich and complex life as monk, teacher, friend, husband, and father. His The Garden: Perennial Reflections on Beginnings and Ends offers intimate and distinct chapters and photos about the spiritual, metaphysical, and practical connections and benefits of cultivating the garden.
Frode teaches English and Writing in juvenile corrections, he plays retro guitar, and he cooks veggie/Mexican/Thai with his Aztec princess wife. He travels the path of Tibetan and Hindu scriptures, he follows current neuro-cognitive research, and he meditates daily.


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  1. A Dream of India & Other Mystic Stories of Radiance and Darkness 14 stories that emerged from mystical intersections of humanity, reality, and magic.

  2. One Times One & Other Numinous Stories of Redemption and Loss  14 sinister, disturbing, gently cynical stories.

  3. Dreaming of Fish & Other Apocalyptic Stories Of Foreboding and Grace  15 haunting stories, the last concentrated benignly pessimistic squeezings from a late harvest, a mystical gumbo of stirred dimensions.

  4.  I Am Goldmund: My Spiritual Odyssey With Narcissus  - my memoir recounting my spiritual odyssey with a modern monk wherein we discovered an identical passion and understanding of archetypical forces embodied in one friendship as Hermann Hesse revealed in his Narcissus and Goldmund.

  5.  The Garden: Perennial Reflections on Beginnings and Ends  metaphorical, spiritual, and human reflections on gardening, reality, and the mysteries and wonder of being human.

  6. The Yearning Lurks: The Collected Poems  a fascination with and seduction by the sound power of words, love poems, love for life, and its complement, mortality, poems of free verse, rhyming, metrical, and narrative.