Construction Time Again

Happy Summer friends, In addition to the joy of several launches of Severance, my latest collection, this spring; this summer there's been a good deal of roadwork on my most recent manuscript, which I hope to complete in the coming months. Underway since 2013, this book is evolving in ways I never could've predicted, and … Continue reading Construction Time Again

Newsong Begins

Hello friends, Happy Spring! My fourth collection of poems, Severance, is in the world. It is available directly from Salmon Poetry for now, and soon will be available on Amazon and other outlets. I'm thrilled that this book, some 9-10 years in the making, is now reaching audience. I have begun to set up readings, … Continue reading Newsong Begins

Discussions: Our Sudden Museum

Thanks to Kimberly Ann Priest for this challenging and delightful interview in The Tishman Review about Our Sudden Museum. "Anticipation and Resignation: An Interview with Robert Fanning." The Tishman Review, Issue 3.3., P. 144. July 31, 2017. by Kimberly Ann Priest.   To read more conversations about Our Sudden Museum, click below, or visit the Media page. … Continue reading Discussions: Our Sudden Museum

Out & About

Thanks so much to all of those who've bought my new book, Our Sudden Museum, my third collection—and to all those who've come out to hear me read poems from the book. Since the release in D.C in February, I've enjoyed sharing poems across the home state in Grand Rapids, Elk Rapids, Ann Arbor, Detroit and … Continue reading Out & About

Sneak Preview: The Field Between Us

In the days before the launch of Our Sudden Museum, my forthcoming collection of poems, I'm posting audio of some of them. This poem, "The Field Between Us," was sparked (pun intended) while considering the magnetism—so palpable and nearly visible—when we lose someone. Hope you enjoy it. And if you don't, that's cool, too.