Some News and Upcoming Readings

This post is going to be short, but I wanted to share that I have two upcoming readings in the next week and a half, one in Philly and one in Lancaster. Here is the info:

Lancaster Poetry Exchange: Featuring Dawn Leas and Brian Fanelli

Barnes & Noble, 1700 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA



Museum of Americana Lit Mag Philly Reading

Featuring: Shevaun Brannigan, Grant Clauser, Brian Fanelli, Irène Mathieu

University City Arts League

4226, Spruce St, Philadelphia


Lastly, I have a new poem in a post-election anthology put together by Birds We Piled Loosely Press. It will be out in print in a few months, but for now, you can read it for free online. My lovely lady, Daryl Sznyter, also has a poem in it.

I  have some reflections from the Women’s March in DC, but I am writing about it for As It Ought to Be, and when it posts, I will share it.



New Hope Reading

If you read my blog and you’re in the Philly area this week, then please come out to see me read at Farley’s Bookshop in New  Hope, PA Wednesday, July 3 at 7 p.m. I’ll be reading some work from All That Remains, but also a selection of new poems from a new manuscript. The other co-feature is Ryan J. Torres, and there will be a limited open mic. I will also note that Farley’s is one of the most impressive, expansive bookstores in the Philly area, especially for poetry. It has shelves and shelves of books from indie presses/publishers.

Here’s the full info about the reading from the press release:

Farley’s Bookshop Poets Series welcomes poets Brian Fanelli and Ryan Torres for a reading and book signing Thursday, July 3, at 7 p.m. Farley’s is located at 44 South Main Street, New Hope, PA 18938. Phone 215-862-2452

Our reading is followed by a Q&A with the featured poets and an open reading (one long-ish or two short poems–about two-three minutes for each reader)

About the Poets

Brian Fanelli is the author of the chapbook Front Man (Big Table Publishing) and the full-length collection All That Remains (Unbound Content). His poetry has been published or is forthcoming in The Los Angeles TimesWorld Literature Today, Blue Collar Review, Portland ReviewContemporary American Voices, Main Street RagBoston Literary Magazine, and several other publications. Brian has an M.F.A. from Wilkes University and teaches English full-time at Lackawanna College. He is also a Ph.D. student at SUNY Binghamton. Find him online


Ryan J. Torres lives in Horsham, Pennsylvania. He has published poetry and short fiction in such publications as Shoofly, Essence, The Boston Literary Magazine, Page and Spine, The Young American Poet’s Blog, APIARY, and, most recently, Chapter and Verse, an e-zine that is published in southern France. Torres has been a journalist, newspaper photographer, editor, and is currently a teacher and administrator at the ATG Learning Academy; a non-profit school for children with learning disabilities. He collects, and does the majority of his work on typewriters.