Rest in Peace Joe Frank. He died January 15th, 2018 at age 79. I first heard Joe Frank’s haunting, hallucinatory radio plays in the late 1980’s, listening in my car late at night. I sat in my car on many a cold Boston winter night listening to his stories. I heard a program of his just a few months ago too. The shows were and are a revelation of amazing visual-auditory imagining. The stories and voices spin through my mind in the most pleasurable spirals, like a Whirling Dervish on the path to God. He is remembered with great fondness!
His art is his legacy and is still accessible (in the sense of availability as well as intellectually) at his website, JoeFrank.com and on public radio stations around the country in the small hours of the the night.