Franco Cardiello is a confessional poet from New York.
After living in the juvenile justice system, he earned his master's in clinical social work, and adolescent and family therapy from Fordham University. Franco is a licensed counselor who teaches cathartic writing. Self-reflective writing explores mental health, healing, and the endless interpretations of love. He hopes to offer solace to readers.
"I don’t refer to my collections as 'poetry' in a traditional sense.
Cathartic writing is a more fitting term.
My process is focused on self-reflection, learning, and healing
far more than following classic poetic technique."