About the Author

Antonio D'Alfonso

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).

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Coming Here, Being Here

Coming Here, Being Here

A Canadian Migration Anthology
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The stories of immigration will never, ever be complete. The shared sagas of people coming here is sure to continue for as long as more are needed to populate this intriguing, gargantuan geographic space, that has become the final home and resting place for so many who have ventured here over the centuries.

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The Body Vagabond

The Body Vagabond

Selected Poems
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Toward the Rising Sun
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THE NEED TO LEAVE

Orchestrate the departure, pull out the sails
for the unbelievable for what has not yet been seen
it’s already tomorrow
this sand is fresh on which it’s so easy to go astray
the rainfall is cold with crippling noises
midnight sounds under the heels of women
midnight sounds like a hollow pebble
and calls the wild and its cold machine-guns
the new couplets of the angel’s secular war

for the time being
the man pretends to be at a standstill
the secret of the undertow haunts the hour of departure
the sweet scent of your skin colour of sky
hidden garden
peopled with the silence of tenderness

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Wings Folded in Cracks

Wings Folded in Cracks

Selected Poems
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