Frank Cebulski was born in Pueblo, Colorado, the seventh child and only son in a family of eight children. He attended Central High School and then the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he received his BA in physics. He then worked as an Engineer Research in the Reliability Test Section for the guidance system for the Apollo Space Program, at Autonetics, A Division of North American Aviation, Downey, California. He then returned to the University of Colorado, Boulder, to pursue graduate studies in English and American literature, where he received his MA. His master's essay is a study of satire in the works of Henry Miller. The earliest influence on his love of poetry and art came from arrowhead hunting trips with his father and uncle in Colorado and New Mexico, and also from an early and enduring interest in paleoanthropology and archaeology, classical Greek mythology, and the myths and tales of the Amerindians, the Maya, Aztecs and Inca. He has published several books of poems. His first collection, "Corm," was published by Oyez, Berkeley, California, in 1974, and his second, "Mediterranean Sonnets," by North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, in 1988. Two recent collections were published by AuthorHouse, "Only Emotion Endures' (2009) and "The Fifth World" (2010). "Lonely Nights and Wild Women" is a selection of his Concrete Visual and Shaped (CVS) poems that he has written over the years. Ten of these poems were previously published by the poet in a special signed and numbered private edition under the imprint of his own press, Light • Gravity, which he founded in Berkeley in 1970. He has translated poems from French and Latin, including an important book of poems by the well-known French poet and photographer, Denis Roche, "Éros énergumène" (Eros Raving), Éditions du Seuil, Paris. Besides studying physics and English and American literature at the University of Colorado, he also completed graduate studies in British and American literature at the universities of Cincinnati and California at Berkeley, and Kings College, University of London. His areas of specialization are modern poetry and critical theory and literature of California and the West. He was Bancroft Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, and Fulbright Lecturer to France at the University of Metz. He was a contributing editor for "Artweek" until the magazine's demise in 2009. He was for a brief period Editor in Chief of this well-known West Coast arts publication. He has also written art criticism for "Art in America" and "Sculpture." He was the first Director of the Technical and Professional Writing Program at San Francisco State University. He is currently an Arts & Entertainment writer for Examiner.com. He lives in Albany, California. To learn more about him and his poetry, visit his website at www.cebulski.net.