"A poet brave enough to return poetry to its troubled and eternal origins...This is the poet I trust to see the world as it is, quietly writhing around us, like Kafka and Rilke before him."
- Dorothea Lasky


Joseph Fasano is the author of three books of poetry: Vincent (Cider Press, 2015), which Rain Taxi Review hailed as a "major literary achievement"; Inheritance (2014), a James Laughlin Award nominee; and Fugue for Other Hands (2013), which won the Cider Press Review Book Award and was nominated by Linda Pastan for the Poets' Prize, "awarded annually for the best book of verse published by a living American poet two years prior to the award."

A winner of the RATTLE Poetry Prize, he has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and his work has appeared in The Yale Review, The Southern Review, Boston Review, The Times Literary Supplement, The American Literary Review, Measure, FIELD, Passages North, and other publications.

He has been featured in the Academy of American Poets' poem-a-day program, the PEN Poetry Series, and Verse Daily, and his work is included in the Anthologies Poem-a-Day: 365 Poems for Every Occasion (Abrams, 2015) and The Aeolian Harp (Glass Lyre Press, 2016). He teaches at Manhattanville College and Columbia University.

"Fasano makes pain almost bearable with the beauty of his language, the wild leaps of his metaphors. His is a strong and original voice."
- Linda Pastan