Tuesday, February 9

Antonino Mazza + Mary di Michele

Antonino Mazza

Recipient of The Grotteria Prize, The Brutium “Calabria” Gold Medal and The Italo Calvino Translation Prize

Antonino Mazza is an award-winning poet, translator and editor. As editor his name is associated with Anthos (a magazine he co-founded with Patrick White, in Ottawa, in ’78), Vice Versa (Montreal) and Gamut International (Toronto). He is the recipient of The Grotteria Prize (2001), The Brutium “Calabria” Gold Medal in Rome (19 94), and The Italo Calvino Translation Prize from Columbia University (1992). His publications include, The Way I Remember It (Guernica, 1991), La nostra casa è in un orecchio cosmico (Monteleone, 1998 ), The City Without Women: A Chronicle of Internment Life in Canada During World War II (Mosaic), Eugenio Montale, The Bones of Cuttlefish (Mosaic, 1983) and Pier Paolo Pasolini: Poetry (Exile Editions, 1991). More recently he edited, Immigrant songs, the poems, fiction and letters of Saro D’agostino (Quattro, 2012), as well as published original works of creative non-fiction, Urban Harvest (2004) and The Other Passenger (Trans-Verse, 2013). He lives in Ottawa and teaches at Carleton University. https://antoninomazza.wordpress.com/about/

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Mary di Michele

Poet, novelist and teacher, author of Stranger in You

Poet, novelist, and member of the collaborative writing group, Yoko’s Dogs, Mary di Michele is author of eleven books including a selected poems, Stranger in You, Oxford University Press 1995, and the novel, Tenor of Love, Viking Canada, Simon & Schuster USA 2005. She lives in Montreal where she teaches at Concordia University. Her most recent work is a chapbook of poetry, The Montreal Book of the Dead, Vallum, 2014.

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