About the Author

Carmine Starnino


Carmine Starnino has published five volumes of poetry, including This Way Out (Gaspereau, 2013), which was nominated for the Governor General's Award. His most recent collection is Dirty Words (Gaspereau, 2020). Among his awards are the F.G. Bressani Literary Prize, the Canadian Author's Association Prize for Poetry, and the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry. Starnino is the editor of The New Canon: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry (Véhicule, 2005), and his critical writings have been collected in A Lover's Quarrel: Essays and Reviews (Porcupine's Quill, 2004) and Lazy Bastardism: Reviews and Essays on Canadian Poetry (Gaspereau, 2012). He lives in Montreal, where he is editor at large for The Walrus magazine.