Brian Fanelli

all-that-remainsIn March the Osterhout Free Library was fortunate to once again host a poetry workshop with Brian Fanelli, and we’re proud to report that two new poems by Brian will be in this summer’s issue of Word Fountain!

Brian’s third book of poems, Waiting for the Dead to Speak, will be coming out later this year from New York Quarterly Books. His chapbook, Front Man, was printed by Big Table Publishing, and his first full-length collection, All That Remains, was published by Unbound Content. Among his awards are two nominations for the coveted Pushcart Prize, and the Working Class Studies Association’s Tillie Olsen Creative Writing Award.

Brian’s poems explore the significance of everyday moments, from growing up in working class neighborhoods, playing air guitar in his bedroom, to driving a “dinged-up” Honda as an adjunct professor. Here’s one of Brian’s poems from World Literature Today.

To learn more about Brian Fanelli check out his website and blog at, and  to hear some of his poems in person, come to the Word Fountain Summer 2016 Release Party and reading on Friday, June 17th at 7:00 pm at the Osterhout Free Library in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Brian, along with other contributors, will be there reading poems from the new issue!


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