From the Ragged Edge

About a month ago, I read at the Ragged Edge Cafe in Gettysburg, and if you live anywhere near central of southeastern, PA, I suggest checking out their poetry series, which runs every First Friday of the month. The event is half open mic and half feature, and the open mic only includes poetry, so writers don’t have to worry about competiting with musicians. The event organizers work hard at promoting the event, and when I read, my audience consisted of a few dozen people. Not bad for a cold night in early March! Futhermore, the open mic was a great mix of local college students and poets that have done several readings throughout Pennsylvania. The writing community there is encouraging and supportive, and I hope their events continue to grow well into the future.

Ian Falcone, a son of one of the regular poets/open micers, recorded a video of me reading. I’ve done a lot of readings, but few videos have surfaced, so, I thought I’d share.

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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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