From prolific writer and Astrorhinobeetle, LLC founder Franklin H. Perez, comes a collection of bilingual American poetry that explores a coming-of-age journey about love, heartbreaks, and passion. Recovering what he lost in a notebook from his youth, Franklin endeavors to relate the feelings and thoughts of a younger self.
Some poems are teenaged recollections, some poems wander the planet and galaxies in search of a higher truth. Each poem will force you to the brink of a memory or revelation in hopes that you will find your own transformative path.
Endeavor will change the way you think about your daily wonderings and relationships with others.
Franklin H. Pérez published his first short story titled, "The Adventures of the 3&5 Horned Rhino Beetles," in a New York City literary newspaper in 2009. The story was inspired by his childhood and his son, Sebastian, who inspires him to write from his imagination. Additionally, Franklin has written over 20 children’s books.
After earning a B.A. in Liberal Arts from City College (CUNY), Franklin had many odd jobs, including a school family para-professional, licensed real estate professional, driver, and a licensed tour guide of New York City. Through these experiences, he became a jack of all trades. More importantly, these experiences enriched his life and inspired him to write more.
Now, Franklin lives in New York. If he's not working on the latest story, you can find him reading, learning a new language, exploring a new travel destination, watching a television series, or imagining flying like his rhino beetles!
In a world of so much boring, derivative poetry, Franklin Perez’s verse gleams through the mud of most of it with a genuine voice of the Americas. If you want to read gray poetry, look somewhere else. Perez’s work transports us into technicolor universes.
When I consider his work, I feel the heart-beat of the New World. He takes us into the deep sugarcane fields of his native Dominican Republic, of course, a place where we can smell the sweetness of life made so simple and pure; we also get to feel the urban pulse of his second home, New York City. Beyond this, I am thrilled that he writes about my hometown of