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Poetry in Motion: This Way Home + Gianna Patriarca
Containing selections from her previous poetry collections as well as new poetry, Giana Patriarca’s This Way Home (Guernica Editions) is a collection of verses written as an act of survival and acknowledgement of an immigrant woman’s existence at a time when support and encouragement was as limited as visibility. Below, we share selections from the collection read by Gianna herself.
A Long, Long Time – This Way Home, Gianna Patriarca
Revisiting the Street of Widows – This Way Home, Gianna Patriarca
i am ciociara – This Way Home, Gianna Patriarca
* * *Gianna Patriarca is an award-winning author of 9 books of poetry, a children’s book and a collection of short fiction. Her work is extensively anthologized, adapted for Canada Stage and CBC radio drama. Her books appear on the course list of universities in Canada, USA and Italy and have been featured in numerous documentaries. Italian Women and Other Tragedies is in its 4th printing and has been translated into Italian. Her collection of short fiction, All My Fallen Angelas (Inanna Publications, 2016), will soon be translated into Italian. Her book of selected and new poems, This Way Home, was released by Guernica in Fall 2021. A children’s story will be published in 2022 with Second Story Press. Gianna is currently working on her novel The Sicilian’s Bride.