American Poet

A few months ago, I raved about the book American Poet by Jeff Van Zande. As I said in a previous post, as a poet, I loved the novel, especially some of the funnier scenes- the awkward open mic nights and the failed job interviews the protagonist undergoes. But beneath all that, there is a tenderness and a reminder how important poetry and the arts are to one’s community.

My review of the book finally appeared over at PANK. Check it out here, and please check out Jeff’s book.

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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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