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New World, The

by (author) Carmine Starnino

Vehicule Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1998
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1998
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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.

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Editorial Reviews

"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

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