Pasquale Verdicchio | This Nothing’s Place | Gazelle Books

This Nothing’s Place

Author: Pasquale Verdicchio | ISBN: 1550712624 : 9781550712629 | Format: Paperback | Size: 140x215mm | Pages: 94 | Weight: .128 Kg. | Published: Guernica Editions – September 2008 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Works by individual poets: from c1900-

Revealing the instability of location and the illusory nature of identity

this poetry collection traces the edges where the multidimensional blends, blurs, and merges, envisioning a place where form is formless and perception boundless. Taking its title from Emily Carr’s “Klee Wyck”, which describes a strip of land that belongs to Nothing, this compendium explores the indefinite place where imagination and vitality converge to become creativity.

Pasquale Verdicchio

is a Canadian poet, critic and translator who has made important contributions to the whole discourse on ethnic minority writing and culture. Born in Naples, Italy, in 1954, he moved with his family to Canada and grew up in Vancouver, B.C. His first degree is for the University of Victoria, his M.A. from the University of Alberta and his Ph.D. from the University of California. He has been teaching in California for a number of years in the areas of Italian, film and creative writing.

Among Verdicchio’s many books his works of poetry are significant for their originality with language and structure. They include: Moving Landscape (1985), Ipsissima Verba (1986), Nomadic TrajectoryApproaches to Absence (1990), (1994) and The House is Past (2000). His most important critical work is Devils in Paradise: Writing on Post-Emigrant Culture (1997), Bound by Distance: Rethinking Nationalism Through the Italian Diaspora (1997), The Southern Question (1995) and translation of Gramsci. He has also translated many Italian writers into English.

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