Carmine Starnino | The New World | Gazelle Books

The New World

Author: Carmine Starnino | ISBN: 1550650920 : 9781550650921 | Format: Paperback | Size: 155x230mm | Pages: 54 | Weight: .115 Kg. | Published: IPG (Véhicule Press) – January 1997 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Poetry texts & anthologies

While Carmine Starnino’s debut covers much ground

— translations of Italian poets he has admired, monologues by characters in the New Testament, meditations on Caravaggio’s religious paintings — it is his examination of his immigrant family that demands the most admiration. “The New World” offers the reader an unforgettable glimpse of one poet’s cultural inheritance.

Starnino’s poems have been published in Poetry Canada, the Malahat Review, and Fiddlehead. His work has been selected for the anthology Breathing Fire: Canada’s New Poets.

“This is a book of small but moving, delicate epiphanies.” – Eric Ormsby

Carmine Starnino

is a Montreal poet, critic, and editor. Forthcoming in 2004 are his book of criticism on Canadian poetry, A Lover’s Quarrel, from Porcupine’s Quill Press, and, from Gaspereau Press, his third book of poems, With English Subtitles. Carmine’s first book, The New World (Vehicule Press, 1997), was nominated for the 1997 QSPELL A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry, the 1998 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best first book, and was selected by Quill & Quire as one of the best Canadian books of 1997. His second book, Credo (McGill-University Press, 2000), won the 2001 Canadian Authors Association Prize for Poetry and the 2001 David McKeen Award for Poetry. His poems, reviews, and essays have appeared in a large number of national and international publications. Since 2001 Carmine has also been the poetry editor for Vehicule Press’s Signal Editions.

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