Once again, the Academy of American Poets has selected a work by CPR author Joseph Fasano as their Poem-of-the-Day.
Read “Testimony” on the Academy of American Poetry website, poets.org.
About Joseph Fasano:
Joseph Fasano’s second collection of poems, Inheritance has just been released by Cider Press Review. His first collection, Fugue for Other Hands, won the 2011 Cider Press Review Book Award, and his book-length poem, Vincent, based on the murder of Tim McLean, will be published in June, 2015. His poems have appeared in The Yale Review, The Southern Review, Tin House, FIELD, Measure, Passages North, The Times Literary Supplement, upstreet, RATTLE, and other publications. He teaches at Columbia University and Manhattanville College, and he lives in the Hudson River Valley.
CPR author Joseph Fasano will be participating in a panel (with Timothy Liu and Rachel Zucker) at this years’ Poets Forum, a program of the Academy of American Poets.
Poets Forum features readings and talks given by the award-winning poets who serve on our organization’s Board of Chancellors, panels of poets discussing craft and process, and a keynote lecture given by an acclaimed poet. Poets Forum also features the Academy of American Poets Prizes ceremony and other receptions.
This year’s Poets Forum will be held October 16-18, 2014, and is hosted in partnership with the creative writing programs at The New School and New York University. Learn more at http://www.poets.org/academy-american-poets/programs/poets-forum.
CPR author Joseph Fasano was honored this week with a poem on the Academy of American Poets resource Poem-a-Day. His poem, “The Figure” was sent out the subscribers via the Academy Poem-a-Day email and RSS feed. Read “The Figure” in the poets.org archive.
About this poem:
“This poem was written after someone very close to me experienced the tragic death of her father. It grew largely out of my witness to her dialogue with that absence, and, I suppose, my feeling of how powerless I was to help her.” — Joseph Fasano
Joseph Fasano was the winner of the of the 2011 Cider Press Review Book Award. His winning book, Fugue for Other Hands, is available in the CPR book store.