Frank Rossini

Frank RossiniFrank Rossini is a poet & photographer who grew up in New York City.  Writing poetry in the late 60’s, he also began writing song lyrics for a boyhood friend, the late Tom Intondi, who was a composer and performer centered in Greenwich Village.  Their collaboration continued until Intondi’s death in 1994.  Their songs were included on four independently produced CD’s/albums and on several compilations including Fast Folk: A Community of Singers and Songwriters on Smithsonian Folkways Records and Christine Lavin Presents Follow That Road on Philo Records.  Their song, heart on the run, was covered by Dave van Ronk on his CD, To All My Friends In Far Flung Places. From 1967 through 1972, Rossini was a middle school and high school teacher in New York City.

In 1972, he moved to Eugene, Oregon, where he worked in HEP, a migrant education program at the University of Oregon. While he was working for HEP, he completed his graduate work in Education and in Creative Writing.  In 1980, he became an Instructor in Developmental Education at Lane Community College, where he taught until he retired in 2010. Rossini is the author of sparking the rain, a chapbook from Silverfish Review Press and midnight the blues, a book of poems from sight/for/sight books, an offshoot of Silverfish Review Books.  His poems have also appeared in various journals including The Seattle Review, Mississippi Mud, Wisconsin Review, Willow Springs Magazine, Poetry NOW, Mas Tequila Review and Windfall.


March 15, 2016
Windfall Reading Series | 5:30 p.m. Frank will be reading with Rosalind Trotter

October 22, 2013
OPA Eugene-Springfield Chapter Reading – Springfield Public Library (225 5th Street (inside City Hall) Springfield, OR 97477 | 7 – 9pm. Frank will be reading with Karen Holmberg and Amanda Powell

midnightbluesOctober 13, 2013
midnight the blues – New poetry book by Frank Rossini | To purchase a copy, please contact Frank Rossini at



Third Saturday Readers Series | Tsunami Books



Frank’s Photography Page

Tom Intondi
Village Dudes – “High Times”
Tom Intondi – Bringin’ up the Sun

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