Welcome to the official website of poet/writer Brian Fanelli.
Please take a little time to browse the site, read samples of his work, and learn about Brian, who is also a teacher and former journalist.
Brian's latest book of poems, Front Man, was published by Big Table Publishing Company. You can buy the book by clicking here, or by clicking on the picture of the book below. You will also find other links to his work on this site. His next book, a full-length collection of poems, will be published in the fall of 2013 by the New Jersey-based press Unbound Content.
Brian's poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in a variety of national journals and websites, including The Oklahoma Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Popshot, Spillway, The Portland Review, Harpur Palate, Red Rock Review, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Word Riot, Third Wednesday, San Pedro River Review, Chiron Review, and several others. His work has also appeared in the anthology Ripasso, which features the work of former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. In addition, he worked as a writer for the Philadelphia-based music magazine Wonka Vision and also freelanced for Alternet, a website that covers a variety of progressive social and political issues. In 2011, he was voted "Best Local Author" in the Electric City/Diamond City's year-end "Best Of" poll. Brian also writes poetry book reviews for PANK, and to read his reviews, click here.
Brian has a degree in comparative literature from West Chester University and an M.F.A. from the Graduate Creative Writing Program of Wilkes University. For the last several years, he has worked as an educator at local colleges, teaching creative writing, composition, technical writing, and literature. Brian's teaching experience also includes community writing workshops for adult learners. Currently, he hosts a bi-monthly reading series at New Visions Studio and Gallery. If interested in taking a writing workshop or booking a reading, contact Brian via e-mail: mailto:email@example.com.