Some Updates and Good News

This year has been a wild ride, for sure. Jenna and I bought a house over the summer, I accepted a full-time, tenure-track job at Lackawanna College, and I published my first full-length book of poems, All That Remains. 2013 has been an amazing year for me, a year that will probably not be repeated for a while terms of accomplished life goals. During these remaining weeks of the year, I found out that one of my poems, “After School Drives,” which is also one of the poems that closes out All That Remains, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by my publisher, Unbound Content! Furthermore, the book has been nominated by the Working Class Studies Association for its Tillie Olsen Creative Writing Award! The winner of that award will be announced in May. I have my fingers crossed.

I also wanted to post a few other updates. I’m doing a few readings this month for the book. Here are the dates/info.

Sunday, December 8 3-5 p.m.

Belmar Arts Council, 608 River Road, Belmar, NJ

This event is sponsored by the Jersey Shore Writers Group. I will be reading with J. Michael Lennon and Ross Klavan.

Thursday, December 19 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Doylestown Bookstore, 16 S. Main Street, Doylestown, PA

I will be the featured reader, and an open mic will occur first.

Friday, December 20 8-10 p.m.

Art Seen Gallery, 21 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA
I will be one of two featured readers, and an open mic will occur first.

Finally, I want to note that one of my poems, “South Street, Philadelphia, Friday Night,” is in the latest issue of Blue Lake Review. Check it out here.

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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