Dina Del Bucchia takes celebrities very personally—maybe too personally. What would you do if you met Lindsay Lohan in a Walmart parking lot? James Franco in a thrift shop? The Olsen twins behind a dumpster? Blind Items puts you in contact with celebrities in the ways you’ve always dreamed. These hypermodern confessional poems are funny, strange, and very, very sexy. In this, her second collection, Del Bucchia tears down the fourth wall of tabloid journalism with her teeth.
Dina Del Bucchia
Dina Del Bucchia is the author of three collections of poetry, Coping with Emotions and Otters (Talonbooks, 2013), Blind Items (Insomniac Press, 2014), and Rom Com (Talonbooks, 2015), written with Daniel Zomparelli. She also hosts Can’t Lit, a podcast on Canadian literature and culture, with Zomparelli and Jen Sookfong Lee. Her short story, “Under the ‘I,’?” was a finalist for the Writers’ Trust RBC Bronwen Wallace Award in 2012. Her first collection of short stories, Don’t Tell Me What to Do, will be published in fall 2017 by Arsenal Pulp Press. She is a senior editor of Poetry Is Dead magazine and is the Artistic Director of the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, where she currently is an instructor in writing comedic forms. She has performed at a variety of comedy events around Vancouver and has also hosted and MCd literary events for the past ten years. She hopes to become a talk show host. Find out more about her at dinadelbucchia.com.
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