I want to thank fellow poet Matthew Hamilton for this new review of Waiting for the Dead to Speak. Since Matthew is a vet, I appreciate his close analysis of some of my poems that deal with war from the perspective of a civilian who had friends that had to do two or three tours in Iraq. I am also grateful for the closing words of his review:
I admire Fanelli’s bravery enormously. This is not an arrogant poet seeking recognition. Fanelli writes from a sympathetic and forgiving heart. He encourages us to stand fast, to claw our way out of the disillusioned and absurd world of the rabbit hole.
I also want to note that the Scranton book launch is coming up this Friday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Olde Brick Theatre. This month, specifically within the next two weeks, I have readings in Reading, Scranton, Boston, and NYC. Here are the dates and info:
Thursday, October 6 2016 6-8 p.m.
First Thursday Poetry Night
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
Friday, October 7 2016 7-9 p.m.
Scranton Launch Party for Waiting for the Dead to Speak
Old Bricke Theatre, 126 W. Market Street, Scranton, PA
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Newtown Publishing Center Showcase
289 Elliott Street, Newtown Upper Falls, MA
Thursday, October 12 2016 7-9 p.m.
Poetry Night at the KGB Bar
KGB Bar, New York, New York
I will be one of the featured poets this evening.
Here is a flyer for the reading in Boston. I’m grateful to have two book launches within one weekend!