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Francis DiClemente Biography:
Francis DiClemente lives in Syracuse, New York, where he works as a video producer. He is the author of six poetry collections, most recently Outward Arrangements: Poems (2021) and Dreaming of Lemon Trees: Selected Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2019). He is the co-director of the documentary short film The Real Bedford Falls: It’s a Wonderful Life, which explores the connections between the town of Seneca Falls, New York, and Bedford Falls, the setting of the classic movie It’s a Wonderful Life. His full-length stage play, Beyond the Glass, inspired by the Edward Hopper painting Nighthawks, was produced by the Las Vegas Little Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2017. He received a bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, and earned a master of arts in film and video from American University in Washington, DC. His blog can be found at https://francisdiclemente.com/. Photo by Shane Johnson.