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Ep. 75 Joseph Fasano | The Swallows of Lunetto: A transcendent love story, tyrants, and building a novel

Hi there,

Today I am excited to be arts calling Joseph Fasano!

About our guest:

Joseph Fasano is the author of the novels The Swallows of Lunetto (Maudlin House, 2022) and The Dark Heart of Every Wild Thing (Platypus Press, 2020), which was named one of the “20 Best Small Press Books of 2020.” His books of poetry include The Crossing (2018), Vincent (2015), Inheritance (2014), and Fugue for Other Hands (2013). His honors include the Cider Press Review Book Award, the Rattle Poetry Prize, and a nomination for the Poets’ Prize, “awarded annually for the best book of verse published by a living American poet two years prior to the award year.”

Fasano’s writing has appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The Yale Review, The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, Boston Review, Measure, Tin House, The Adroit Journal, Verse Daily, PEN Poetry Series, American Literary Review, American Poetry Journal, and the Academy of American Poets’ poem-a-day program, among other publications. He is a Lecturer at Manhattanville College and a Professor of Creative Writing at Columbia University, and he serves on the Editorial Board of Alice James Books. He is also the founder of the Poem for You Series, and his latest project is a “living poem” for his son that he is live-tweeting on Twitter at @stars_poem.

The Swallows of Lunetto, now available!

Don’t forget to stop by Joseph’s Substack to continue developing a deeper understanding of poetry!

Thanks for taking the time to join me on the show, Joseph! All the best!

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Go make a dent: much love,


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