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About GONE MISSNG
Antony Di Nardo’s fifth collection of poetry confronts questions of whether what goes missing is gone for good and what it means to be immortalized. Rituals of loss are explored and iterated. Our vain dismissal of the natural world as something that exists apart from us is put on hold. Regardless how dire, there is no lack of wit or humour in these poems. His language has a mind of its own. He writes “accuracy and algorithms are not for poets/... a poet just gets lucky and finds what’s missing.” GONE MISSNG is also a survey of “things that don’t belong,” steeped in language that surprises as well as juxtaposes the mundane to the ecstatic. Di Nardo’s poetry might revel in the absurd, but it is as essential as seeing without eyes, poems “incumbent on/what reveals/the earth ...” These are poems that renew the plain and simple with imagery that sticks like Velcro to mind and memory.
ABOUT THE POET
Antony Di Nardo has written five books of poetry. His work appears widely in journals and anthologies across Canada and internationally, and has been translated into several languages. His long poem suite May June July was winner of the Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Prize for 2017 and was short-listed for a National Magazine Award. He spent the last years of a teaching career in Beirut where he launched his first book of poetry Alien, Correspondent in 2010. He is an active member of the League of Canadian Poets, Canada Cuba Literary Alliance, Cobourg Poetry Workshop, and the Northumberland Writers’ Group. Born in Montreal, he divides his time between Cobourg, Ontario and Sutton, Quebec.
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