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.
About the author
Carmine Starnino is the author of three collections of poems: The New World (which was nominated for the A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award), Credo (winner of the C A A Jack Chalmers Poetry Award), and With English Subtitles. His reviews and essays have appeared in a wide range of newspapers, magazines and literary journals, including the Globe and Mail, the Montreal Gazette, Matrix, Arc and The Montreal Review of Books. Starnino is the editor of Vehicule Press` Signal imprint, poetry editor at Canadian Notes and Queries, and editor-in-chief of Maisonneuve. Starnino lives in Montreal.
"This is a book of small but moving, delicate epiphanies." -Eric Ormsby
"This poet distinguishes himself from his Canadian peers...Starnino offers sentiment without sentimentality, establishing himself as both communicator and artisan." --Ronald Charles Epstein, Canadian Book Review Annual
Other titles by Carmine Starnino
The Book of Malcolm
My Son's Life with Schizophrenia
The Essential John Glassco
Selected Poems 1997-2016
The Essential Charles Bruce
The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2012
Essays & Reviews on Contemporary Poetry
This Way Out
New Canon, The
An Anthology of Canadian Poetry