About this poem:
If “Coda” is autobiographical, it must have come from my constant rediscovery that, as Frost writes, “Earth’s the right place for love.”– Joseph Fasano
Read “Coda” on the Missouri Review Website.
About Joseph Fasano:
Fasano’s first collection of poems, Fugue for Other Hands, won the 2011 Cider Press Review Book Award. His second and third books, Inheritance and Vincent, are forthcoming from Cider Press. He won the 2008 RATTLE Poetry Prize, and he has been a finalist for the Missouri Review Editors’ Prize, the Times Literary Supplement Poetry Competition, and the Kinereth Gensler Award from Alice James Books, among other honors. He has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, most recently for his poem “Vulture Watches a Starving Child.” His poems have appeared in The Yale Review, The Southern Review, Boston Review, FIELD, Tin House, Measure, Passages North, and other journals. He teaches at Manhattanville College and in both the undergraduate and graduate creative writing programs at Columbia University.