National Poetry Month Readings

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be taking part in two big readings for National Poetry Month. The first will take place this Thursday, April 19 at the Library Express Bookstore. It starts at 6:30 p.m. I’ll be reading with local poets Scott Thomas and Dawn Leas, as well as John Amen, author of three collections of poetry and editor of the award-winning journal The Pedestal Magazine. The event is free and open to the public, and we will have books for sale.

There has been some nice press about this reading. Go Lackawanna ran a story recently about it and all of the literary events the Library Express has hosted. Check it out here. WVIA’s ArtScene radio program also ran an interview Scott, Dawn, and I did with Erika Funke. You can listen to the interview here. It is the second link on the page.

The second reading I’m doing for National Poetry Month will take place on Friday, April 27. It is the launch party for the new issue of Harpur Palate, in which my poem “After Work” appears. I’m reading with three or four other poets whose work also appears in the issue. That event will begin at 7 p.m., and it will take place at RiverRead Books in Binghamton New York. It is also free and open to the public.

That store is also hosting Christine Gelineau this Friday at 6:30 p.m. She is a fantastic poet, and if you are in the area, you should check out her reading.


About Brian Fanelli

I'm a poet, teacher, music junkie and much more. My first chapbook of poems, Front Man, was published in 2010 by Big Table Publishing. My full-length book of poems, All That Remains, was published in 2013 by Unbound Content. My latest book, Waiting for the Dead to Speak, was published in the fall of 2016 by NYQ Books. My work has also been published by The Los Angeles Times, World Literature Today, Harpur Palate, Boston Literary Magazine, Kentucky Review, Verse Daily, Spillway, Portland Review, and several other publications. My poetry has also been featured on "The Writer's Almanac" with Garrison Keillor. Currently, I teach English full-time at Lackawanna College.
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