Francis DiClemente is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who lives in Syracuse, New York. 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).
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).
He co-produced and co-directed the documentary film The Real Bedford Falls: It’s a Wonderful Life, which earned a New York Emmy award in 2021.
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.