Francis DiClemente is a video producer and writer who lives in Syracuse, New York. He is the author of two full-length four poetry collections, Dreaming of Lemon Trees: Selected Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2019) and Sidewalk Stories (Kelsay Books, 2017).
His writing has also appeared in Narratively, The Millions, Artnet News, Film International, Connotation Press, Primer Magazine, Stone Canoe and in the books Air: A Radio Anthology (Books by Hippocampus, 2019), Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength (2014) and Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak (Harper Perennial, 2009).
His full-length stage play, Beyond the Glass, inspired by the Edward Hopper painting Nighthawks, was produced by a regional theater 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. He is employed at Syracuse University.