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Frank Stanford: "YOU" is an upcoming feature-length experimental documentary film on the life and work of poet Frank Stanford.  


Frank Stanford was born in Mississippi, but grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and Mountain Home, Arkansas, before attending graduate-level poetry workshops at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville—the same town in which he took his own life.  


Stanford is a mythical figure in the world of Southern poetry. Frank Stanford: "YOU" seeks to explore the idea of man as poet, and poet as man.  


Frank Stanford: "YOU" features interviews and readings from Frank Stanford's close friends and family, as well as prominent figures in the literary community. 

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Ansel Elkins Reads "The Picture Show Next Door to the Stamp Store in Downtown Memphis" by Frank Stanford

Greg Brownderville Reads "The Singing Knives" by Frank Stanford