Music into Words into Music

In the early spring, I received an email from the magnificent composer David Biedenbender, who'd already composed a piece for my poem "Staying the Night," which has been performed in Idaho, Ohio and Michigan, and several other places, thus far. His composition for "Staying the Night" was already an honor—as David himself was inspired to … Continue reading Music into Words into Music

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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. https://soundcloud.com/robert-fanning/robert-fanning-the-field-between-us?in=robert-fanning/sets/poems-from-our-sudden-museum  

The Seed Thieves Revisited: Blueprint of the Ruins

To join with those all around the globe celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Seed Thieves, my first collection of poems,  I have decided I will share a weekly poem from the collection with some insider information, because 1) why not, and 2) I’m weary of how so many dozens of famous critics have misread my work over the … Continue reading The Seed Thieves Revisited: Blueprint of the Ruins

The Seed Thieves—Revisited: The Messiah Complex

To join with those all around the globe celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Seed Thieves, my first collection of poems,  I have decided I will share a weekly poem from the collection with some insider information, because 1) why not, and 2) I’m weary of how so many dozens of famous critics have misread my work over the … Continue reading The Seed Thieves—Revisited: The Messiah Complex

The Seed Thieves—Revisited: Scarecrow Cross

To join with those all around the globe celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Seed Thieves, my first collection of poems,  I have decided I will share a weekly poem from the collection with some insider information, because 1) why not, and 2) I'm weary of how so many dozens of famous critics have misread my work over the … Continue reading The Seed Thieves—Revisited: Scarecrow Cross