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Joseph Fasano to read on KPFK

From KPFK-Los Angeles interviewer Lois P. Jones:

“Airing June 10th on Poets Cafe Fan Page (KPFK Radio – Los Angeles 90.7 fm). Poet and polymath Joseph Fasano reads from Fugue for Other Hands, Inheritance and the forthcoming Vincent (Cider Press Review). Fasano’s work is in the stratospheres… That’s where we’ll be, Wed. June 10th at 8:30 p.m. PST.”

The interview with be simulcast on kpfk.org.

Joseph Fasano Interview on KPFK Radio Los Angeles

Photograph by producer, Marlena Bond

Fugue for Other Hands Nominated for Poets’ Prize

Linda Pastan, author of  author of over twelve books of poetry and essays, has nominated Joseph Fasano’s debut collection, Fugue for Other Hands for the Poets’ Prize.  The Poets’ Prize is awarded annually for the best book of verse published by a living American poet two years prior to the award year. The $3000 annual prize is donated by a committee of about 20 American poets, who each nominate two books and who also serve as judges.

Learn more about the Poets’ Prize here.

Purchase your copy of Fugue for Other Hands, or Fasano’s second book, Inheritance, in the CPR Bookstore.

Joseph Fasano Book Nominated for Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

The debut book by New York poet Joseph Fasano, “Fugue for Other Hands,” has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in poetry. Fugue for Other Hands was the winner of the 2011 Cider Press Review Book Award.

Award judge Jeanne Marie Beaumont writes, “Somewhat indescribable, as original things often are, the poems of Joseph Fasano feel hunted, gathered, built like fires, brewed like storms. Elemental and feral, Fugue for Other Hands is full of disturbing deeds and haunted rituals. At once mythic and specific, these poems are blood-stained, grief-scarred, providing their solace only from their commitment to art’s depths. “Say you were the wild gift,” one poem states; Fasano has such a gift, and therefore with his bare hands and torn heart makes poems worth living in.”

Joseph Fasano’s Fugue for Other Hands was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in poetry by his publisher, Cider Press Review (San Diego). Publishers nominate works to the Pulitzer committee in a variety of categories, including poetry. About 1,000 books of poetry are published each year, and of those, fewer than 100 are generally nominated for consideration. Winners will be announced April 14, 2014.

Joseph Fasano earned his BA from Harvard University and his MFA from Columbia University. He is the author of “Fugue for Other Hands,” winner the 2011 Cider Press Review Book Award. His poems have appeared in The Yale Review, The Southern Review, Boston Review, Tin House, and other publications. 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, the Kinereth Gensler Award from Alice James Books, and the Autumn House Press Poetry Prize.