Fran's deepest concerns are thoroughly existential, altogether more serious than those of the mere literary formalist. Her work is grounded in an unstinting search for meaning, a relentless effort to find speech in the presence of life's silencing mysteries. At the Grave's Mouth, the early poems of Fran Montane, is an experience in consciousness Ð an idiolect at once speculative and visceral, tragic and satirical, dark and picaresque. As poet and lesbian, having worked with a silent, almost secret passion on her verse she offers a unique vision of the Kali Yuga Ð the dark age in Indian philosophy in which we are living which leads to the new cycle of the Satya Yuga Ð the age of truth, a position she pursues in her later works. I think you'll find this work exceptional from both an artistic standpoint and in the context of the times in which we live. She very well may be the Arthur Rimbaud and Jim Morrison of the new Millenium.
Performance and Visual Artist, Director