Praise for The Dark Heart of Every Wild Thing:
By turns mournful and thrilling, this story, told in precise and glorious prose, traverses the wild heights of grief, vengeance, tenderness, and love. It pierces.
- Sam Lipsyte
What seems at first like a quiet book is actually quite fierce, not unlike the big cat at the center of its story. This elegiac novel is a moving meditation on grief, love, and obsession.
- Erica Wright
Joseph Fasano is a wonderfully gifted writer. He writes evocatively, lyrically, and never fails to surprise us with his revelations and illuminations.
- Nicholas Christopher
Praise for Fugue for Other Hands:
Eloquent, haunting, and dangerously attuned to both the beauty and the suffering of almost everything alive...we gasp when we behold it, and we are humbled to have it entrusted to us.
- Timothy Donnelly
Like Wagner and Mahler, preternaturally rich.
- Richard Howard
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.
- Jean Marie Beaumont
Praise for Inheritance:
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
With just his second book, Joseph Fasano is one of the best poets I know.
- Bruce Bond
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
Praise for Vincent:
The best long contemporary poem that I've read since I can't remember when.
- Timothy Liu
An unnerving book that challenges the reader's assumptions about the role of beauty in poetry. Vincent is a chilling, memorable accomplishment.
- Mark Wunderlich
Robert Browning meets Randall Jarrell meets Ai in Joseph Fasano's explosive narrative...Vincent is a must-read.
- Noelle Kocot
Vincent overflows with the kind of beautiful imagery and dazzlingly complex similes that makes it a book difficult to put down.
- Michael Levan, in American Microreviews
As wild and unpredictable as the best of Lorca.
- Lois P. Jones, in American Microreviews