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Brace Yourselves

by (author) Rocco de Giacomo

Quattro Books
Initial publish date
Dec 2017
General, Death, Family
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    Dec 2017
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Brace Yourselves is, in part, a language experiment with poems assembled from internet material then juxtaposed with confessional pieces de Giacomo uses to come to terms with fatherhood in the new millennium and the death of parents and friends. Brace Yourselves consists of these two divergent but inseparable parts working together to create a representation of individual experience as it relates to the Zeitgeist. What better way to represent the spirit of the times than with the internet and its multiplicity of languages.

About the author

Rocco de Giacomo is a widely published poet whose work has most recently been accepted in the literary journals Vallum and The Carolina Quarterly and has appeared in The Antigonish Review and Tower Poetry. His fifth and latest chapbook collection of poems, Catching Dawn’s Breath (LyricalMyrical Press, Toronto) was launched in March of 2008. He has also been a regular contributor of personal essays to Toro Magazine. Rocco is a member of the council for the Art Bar Poetry Series and a member of the bpNichol Coordinating Committee.

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