Joseph Fasano is an American poet, novelist, and songwriter. His books of poetry include The Crossing (Cider Press Review, 2018); Vincent (Cider Press Review, 2015); Inheritance (Cider Press Review, 2014); and Fugue for Other Hands (Cider Press Review, 2013), winner of the Cider Press Review Book Award. His novels include The Swallows of Lunetto (Maudlin House, 2022) and The Dark Heart of Every Wild Thing (Platypus Press, 2020). His first album of original songs, The Wind that Knows the Way, was released in 2022.
Fasano’s other honors include the Rattle Poetry Prize, two Pushcart Prize nominations, 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.” His literary work has been widely translated and anthologized.
Fasano has taught at Manhattanville College, Columbia University, and the State University of New York (SUNY).