FRANK, Joan. American. Genres: Essays. Career: Writer. Teacher and lecturer at colleges and other venues; juror for fiction competitions; gives readings on radio broadcasts. Publications: Desperate Women Need to Talk to You (essays), 1994; Boys Keep Being Born (short stories), 2001. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor of essays and short stories to periodicals. Address: c/o Maria Massie, Witherspoon and Associates, 235 East 31st St., New York, NY 10016, U.S.A.