New Poets’ Quarterly in Time for National Poetry Month

For the last several months, I’ve been part of the Poets’ Quarterly team as a contributing editor, and I’ve had a blast. The new issue is live and features a lot of solid content, including an interesting essay about e-poetry, an interview with Jane Hirshfield, an interview with Molly Fisk, and several other reviews, essays, and interviews. For this issue, I worked on two reviews, including Looking for the Gulf Motel by Richard Blanco, who is slowly becoming one of my favorite contemporary American poets, and another review on A Change in the Weather by Geoffrey Jacques. I was exposed to this book during one of my Ph.D. classes at Binghamton University this semester. Jacques’ book makes the claim that the most well-known modernist writers, including Wallace Stevens, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, and T.S. Eliot, owe a huge debt to black culture. The book came out a few years ago, and I am waiting for Jacques’ theories to spark greater debate, which is one reason I wanted to review the book. His ideas are worth considering because they challenge the modernist canon.

Check out the rest of the issue and enjoy it.

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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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