Johnny Francis Wolf is an Autist — an autistic Artist. Designer, Model, Actor, Writer, and Hustler. Yes. That.
Worth a mention — his Acting obelisk — starring in the ill–famed and fated, 2006 indie film, TWO FRONT TEETH. The fact that it is free to watch on YouTube might say an awful lot about its standing with the Academy.
Homeless for the better part of these past 8 years, he surfs friends’ couches, shares the offered bed, relies on the kindness of strangers — paying when can, doing what will, performing odd jobs. (Of late.. Ranch Hand his favorite.)
From New York to LA, Taos and Santa Fe, Mojave Desert, Coast of North Carolina, points South and South East — considers himself blessed.
Johnny’s love of animals, boundless. Current position working on a hacienda in Florida as laborer and horse whisperer has recently come to its seasonal conclusion.
— Greyhound and the Jersey Shore are drawing him North.
Some of all this Bio is true — most of Wolf’s tales as well. Those illusory are hung on stories told him by dear friends or his own brush with similar, if not exactly the same.
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There are NYC subway passengers sitting, almost swirling across from you.
No rhyme or reason as to who is next to whom. Worthy subjects, apart or together, for Norman Rockwell’s brush, Saul Bass’s graphic hand, or Johnny Francis Wolf’s quill.
A battered, old homeless man is given wide berth. Young gay couple share a giggle, scantily clad and on their way to a Pride event. Little boy in Mother’s lap staring, charmed by a face. Blind man pets the dog asleep between familiar legs.
Businessman, NY Times spread wide, is distracted by the shirtless lads laughing to his right. Ladyboy prostitute in daring dress and heels hangs dearly on a subway handgrip. Priest standing, facing door, eyes averted toward our hooker, wondering if the cleavage real, ignores the beggar reaching out a hand for help.
Way over to our left, a bearded man in red. Santa hat adorns his head.
No one is on their device.
Insightful, often painfully truthful writing about the vagaries of life as a far from ‘one size fits all’ person. Go, Johnny!
– David Wagoner, author of THE FLUTE MAKER’S APPRENTICE and QUEEN OF THE NIGHT
Wolf has the most primal poetry around; you feel like you’re deep in the wilderness of the human heart. There’s a joy there, an enthusiasm, an excitement. He knows where the words are. It’s a powerful thing to experience such tender yet intensely beautiful art.
– Phoenix, author of ROGUE
Lyrical genius, his verse unmatched by any writer in any century. Life sparkles through the veins of his stanzas; sadness, love, gratitude, friendship, loneliness, ethereal joy, and everything they contain inside their skins. Johnny’s work is music to the hearts of those who truly love poetry.
– Tanya Rakh, author of HYDROGEN SOFI and WILDFLOWER HELL
His words are lenses that both reflect and probe deeper. His poems are the raw human condition while also being something more, just as we are.
– Jessica Mandella, author of HEAVEN’S BRIDES, original recording artist
Johnny’s poetry is artistically masterful. Each piece is a beautifully rhythmic adventure into unique worlds of penetrating imagery, nostalgic sensibility, and biting modernity.
– John Drudge, author of THE SEASONS OF US, NEW DAYS, and FRAGMENTS
Lyrical, graphic, brutal, tender, quirky, intimate, and awesome – the work of Johnny W redefines the LGBTQIA rainbow through the multifaceted lenses of a life lived well, embellished for farce, filled with hope, healing, and laughter.
– Carolyn Brissett of Translators Café and World Cat Identities
Treading lightly is for normies, and honestly one of their worse ideas.
– William Jackson, Philosopher & Poet
Wolf’s narrative stories in rhyme are beyond unworldly; they bring the reader into the story so closely one can see the images, smell the scenery, and feel the emotions of each character. Synaptic and cinematic perfection.
— Lady Andariel, author of MANIC MAYHEM
A top shelf writer, who’s words not only captivate; they resonate with a force untamed.
— Andy Swindells, author of SKETCH – BADGERFORCE and WORK REST AND SLAY
Johnny Wolf has the poetic words to rekindle the spark in the idle heart of romantics.
— D.A. Gilbert, author of A SERPENT’S LOVE and PERSISTENCE OF THE DAMNED
— Steven Russel Hyde, author of TALES OF THE INTERVERSE FAIRE; DA GUV
Wolf is a fantastic writer and an imaginative and creative storyteller. He brings the reader along with him on a poetic journey across unique and unpredictable landscapes. His words take you there.
— Jimmy Broccoli, author of DAMAGED and RABBITS
Johnny has always had a way of getting you to visualize his writings in a way that keeps you in to the last word. He sees the world differently and that is what makes his writing so special.
— Luci Hardie, discriminating reader, Australian beauty
These photos are brilliant. I don’t know where tf they come from, but seriously—all brilliant in their own way, and I never feel uncomfortable being interested in his writing.
— Kevin Abate, former member of WRITER’S FIGHT CLUB
Johnny’s heart isn’t on his sleeve, it’s in his pen. And it bleeds — sometimes red like roses, and sometimes, well…
— Bryan Oliphint, giver of laptops and lender of love
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