May 12, 2022

Starnino and Catalano poetry reading on Zoom

Stanstead Arts Center event closes 2021 Poetry Reading Series season

Renowned poets Carmine Starnino and Francois Catalano read about their work in a bilingual online event this Saturday December 11 at 4 p.m., on Zoom, with host Shelley Pomérance. Presented by the Stanstead Arts Center, the series of poetry readings on Zoom is programmed by Gabriel Safdie and Diane Régimbald.

Carmine Starnino

Carmine Starnino has published six volumes of poetry, including This way, which was nominated for the Governor General’s Award in 2009 and recently translated into French by Éditions Hashtag under the title By Here La Sortie. His most recent collection is Dirty Words: Selected Poems 1997-2016 (2020), which received the first Pier Giorgio Di Cicco poetry prize.

His other awards include the Canadian Authors’ Association Poetry Prize and the AM Klein Prize for Poetry (which he won twice). Among his other books are The New Canon: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry (2005) and Lazy Bastard: Reviews and Essays on Contemporary Poetry (2012).

Carmine Starnino lives in Montreal, where he is editor-in-chief of Morse magazine and associate editor of Vehicle press.

Francois Catalano

Francis Catalano has published seven collections of poetry, including That a glimmer of the place (L’Hexagone, 2010) which received the Quebecor Grand Prix at the 26th Trois-Rivières International Poetry Festival, and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award.

His poetry has been translated into English, Spanish and Italian. He has also published several works of fiction, including, more recently, The origin of the future Hands Free, in 2021, and translated the poetry of Valerio Magrelli, which won him the John Glassco Prize in 2005, as well as that of Antonio Porta and Fabio Scotto.

Francis Catalano is a member of the editorial board of the poetry review To go out, for which he has produced anthologies of contemporary poetry on Italy, Peru, Catalonia, Sicily and Chile.

All are invited to join the event on Zoom. For the participation link, please visit the Arts center Stanstead’s Facebook page. For more information, please contact Sharda Guptar at [email protected].

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