Tag Archives: Brian Fanelli

Review: Hominid Up by Neil Shepard

Posted in August 22, 2015
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Brian Fanelli Hominid Up Neil Shepard Salmon Poetry Paperback, 86 pages ISBN: 978-1-908836-95-3 http://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=350&a=266 In some ways, Neil Shepard’s sixth book of poems, Hominid Up, feels representative of his body of work to date, in that the book contains a …

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Review: Naked by Donnelle McGee

Posted in April 6, 2015
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Brian Fanelli, PQ Contributing Editor Naked Donnelle McGee Unbound Content Paperback, 110 pages ISBN-13: 978-1936373437 http://unboundcontent.com/naked-by-donnelle-mcgee/ In his manifesto “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain,” Langston Hughes defines blues and jazz as a “revolt against weariness in a white …

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Going Inside the Cave: Where the Personal and Political Intersect in Contemporary Narrative American Poetry

Posted in April 6, 2015
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Brian Fanelli In his essay “A Defence of Poetry,” Percy Shelley declares that poets should be “the unacknowledged legislators of the world. In Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke takes a more confessional stance, stating that to write …

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Review: What We Pass On by Maria Mazziotti Gillian

Posted in October 11, 2014
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  Brian Fanelli, PQ Contributing Editor What We Pass On Maria Mazziotti Gillan Guernica Editions Paperback, 440 pages ISNB: 978-1550713046 http://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781550713046 For decades, Maria Mazziotti Gillan has defended the narrative form in poetry, especially through her workshops, interviews, and personal …

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Review: Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting by Kevin Powers

Posted in July 15, 2014
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Brian Fanelli, Contributing Editor Review of Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting Kevin Powers Little, Brown, 2014 96 pages, perfect bound ISBN: 978-0316401081 Prior to releasing his debut poetry collection, Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting, …

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The Silence in an Empty House by Maria Mazziotti Gillan

Posted in April 19, 2014
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Review by Brian Fanelli The Silence in an Empty House Maria Mazziotti Gillan NYQ Books, 2013 Perfect Bound, 92 pages ISNB: 193552089X Purchase link Anyone familiar with Maria Mazziotti’s poetry or anyone who has flipped through the pages of Patterson …

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All That Remains by Brian Fanelli

Posted in January 16, 2014
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Review by Andrew Ruzkowski All That Remains Brian Fanelli Unbound Content, 2013 Perfect Bound, 80 pages ISBN 978-1-936373-46-8    Link to Purchase As I sit down to write this review of Brian Fanelli’s latest collection, All That Remains, I am looking …

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Revisiting Jack Gilbert… by Brian Fanelli

Posted in January 29, 2013
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Bedside Table Series: #3by PQ Contributing Editor Brian Fanelli During my M.F.A. course work at Wilkes University, I plowed through dozens of poetry collections and essays. One of the books on the list was The Great Fires, poems by Jack …

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Vermont Exit Ramps by Neil Shepard

Posted in January 3, 2013
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Vermont Exit Rampsby Neil ShepardBig Table PublishingPaperback, 44 pagesISBN: 9780984956760Purchase link Reviewed by PQ Contributing Editor Brian Fanelli Anyone who has ever hopped in the car for a cross-state or cross-country road trip will find familiarity in the images in …

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Painting Czeslawa Kwoka, Honoring Children of the Holocaust

Posted in January 3, 2013
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Painting Czeslawa Kwoka, Honoring Children of the HolocaustPaintings by Lori Schreiner, Poems by Theresa Senato EdwardsUnbound ContentPaperback, 58 pagesISBN: 9781936373277Purchase Link   Reviewed by PQ Contributing Editor Brian Fanelli Too often, history is reduced to names and dates in textbooks, or …

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