Poetry. Winner of the 2011 Cider Press Review Book Award, selected by Jeanne Marie Beaumont. 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."
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Joseph Fasano was born and raised in New York State's Hudson River Valley. He earned a BA in philosophy from Harvard University in 2005 and an MFA from Columbia University in 2008. His poem "Mahler in New York" 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. He teaches at Columbia University, among other institutions. He is the author of three poetry collections published by Cider Press Review: VINCENT (2015), FUGUE FOR OTHER HANDS (2013), and INHERITANCE (2014).Author City: YONKERS, NY USA