Brian FanelliWelcome to the website of poet/writer Brian Fanelli. Brian’s work has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the Working Class Studies Association’s Tillie Olsen Creative Writing Award. His writing has appeared in several publications, including The Los Angeles Times, World Literature Today, LABOR, Boston Literary Magazine, Portland Review, Oklahoma Review, Main Street Rag, and elsewhere. He is the author of the chapbook Front Man (Big Table Publishing) and the full-length collections All That Remains (Unbound Content) and Waiting for the Dead to Speak (NYQ Books), winner of the Devil’s Kitchen Poetry Prize. Brian has an M.F.A. from Wilkes University and a Ph.D. from Binghamton University. He teaches writing and literature at Lackawanna College.

Take a little time to browse the site, read sample poems, and check out the blog.

7 Responses to About

  1. Harold says:

    Brian, I was hoping to meet you at tomorrow’s poetry reading, but I suddenly have an appointment at a blogging awards show in Allentown. I don’t know if I’ve ever let you know that we’ve listed you on NEPA Blogs (nepablogs.org ot nepablogs.blogspot.com), but we have. Amye Archer, too! I wanted to see both of you tomorrow and invite you (and everyone else) to Blog Fest, which is taking place this Friday at Rooney’s Irish Pub, 67 South Main Street in Pittston, from 6:00 to 10:00. If I don’t see you there, maybe I’ll see you at a future poetry night – or maybe even at the Story Slam on Saturday!


    • Harold, thank you so much for adding me to the NEPA blog roll on NEPAblogs.org. it is much appreciated! I have not been to the BlogFest before, but I plan to attend. Thanks so much for the invite!

  2. Brian, thanks for the good words about American Poet. I look forward to your review.
    –Jeff Vande Zande

    • Jeff, it really is a wonderful novel. The review will probably appear over at PANK in a few months. There is another review I wrote that has to appear before it, but when it is published, I will post a link on my blog here.

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