Help Out FootHills Publishing

Foothills Publishing has been a staple of the literary community here for years, and since 1986, the press has published over 300 chapbooks and full-length collections of poetry, including by several local poets.  Its founder and editor, Michael Czarnecki, has given workshops all over northeast, PA and other pockets of the tri-state area. What makes the press especially  unique is that the books are handcrafted, making them total works of art.

Recently, the press suffered a major setback. Michael and his wife, Carolyn, had a devestating house fire that destroyed most of their possessions, including the books. The family’s Amish neighbors have volunteered to do a house-raising, if enough funds are raised.

An indigogo campaign has been launched to try to salvage the press and restore the home. You can find more info about it here. Any size donation would be much appreciated.


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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