New Hope

This Thursday, I’m venturing to one of my favorite towns in Pennsylvania, New Hope, a suburb of Philadelphia located in Bucks County. I enjoy New Hope for its charm, for its array of restaurants and shops near the river that snakes and cuts through the town. I’m going there to do a reading at Farley’s Bookshop, by far one of the best indie bookstores I’ve been to, especially in PA. The store has a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction, bookshelves that showcase releases from indie presses, and a decent poetry section.

The reading starts at 8, and a Q & A will follow. I wrote my set list on paper, and it will be a little different than other readings I’ve done this year. It will include a few poems from my chapbook Front Man, but it’s also going to include some poems from the book I have coming out next summer. I’ve been holding back on reading a lot of poems from the new book because I’ll do a lot of readings next year centered around the new publication. But I’ll give a small preview at Farley’s.

I’m looking forward to this, and if you’re in the area, please stop by. If you have extra time, browse New Hope’s shops before stopping over at Farley’s.

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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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