The collected poetry, covering a 50-year span from 1970 to 2020, of one of Canada's most influential writers, literary critics and publishers. His work has been described as a multidimensional oeuvre that includes autobiography, politics, the quotidian, myth, tragedy and humor. And D'Alfonso himself has been called a philosopher who puts on the mask of the poet in order to better grasp the ambiguities of our world.
About the author
Antonio D'Alfonso was born in Montreal. He studied at Loyola College from 1970 to 1975, where he got his B.A. in Communication Arts. Later on he went to Université de Montréal to complete his Master's Science Degree in Communication Studies, specializing in Semiology; his thesis was on Mouchette, a film by Robert Bresson. In 1978 he founded Guernica Editions, where he edited over 450 books by authors from around the world. In 1982 along with three other writers, he founds the trilingual magazine, Vice Versa. In 1986, along with three other writers, he founded the Association of Italian-Canadian writers. He has taught at Université of Montréal, Continuing Studies at University of Toronto, University of Californa, in San Diego. He is presently a writer in residence at McGill University (French language and literature department).