I thought elvis was italian

By Domenico Capilongo

I thought elvis was italian
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Shortlisted for the F. G. Bressani Literary Prize

Karate, fatherhood, travel, and Italian-Canadian identity are the cornerstones of this sinewy premiere collection by Toronto poet Domenico Capilongo. Capilongo skillfully manipulates narrative, lyric and experimental poetic devices ... Read more


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Shortlisted for the F. G. Bressani Literary Prize

Karate, fatherhood, travel, and Italian-Canadian identity are the cornerstones of this sinewy premiere collection by Toronto poet Domenico Capilongo. Capilongo skillfully manipulates narrative, lyric and experimental poetic devices to disclose powerful personal journeys?whether back into childhood or into love?that radiate insight, courage and wisdom. An outstanding debut collection cherishing family and the ties that bind us to one another.

Domenico Capilongo

Toronto poet Domenico Capilongo has lived in Swift Current and Vancouver. His poetic debut is both skilled and experimental.

Reviews

"Capilongo's strongest point his ability to use the ingredients for the defining of an Italian-Canadian identity to produce writing that transcends that identity. " - Accenti

"All is done with clarity, feeling, and some sly understated humour. " - Prairie Fire Magazine

"Capilongo's poems often demonstrate a lightness of tough of either wit or observation that is promising. " - Journal of Canadian Poetry

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