Starnino and Catalano
Poetry Reading on Zoom

Event at Centre des arts de Stanstead closes 2021 season of the Poetry Reading Series

Renowned poets Carmine Starnino and Francis Catalano read from their work in a bilingual online event this Saturday, December 11 at 4 pm, on Zoom, with host Shelley Pomerance. Presented by the Centre des arts de Stanstead, the Poetry Reading Series on Zoom is programmed by Gabriel Safdie and Diane Régimbald.

Carmine Starnino

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

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

Carmine Starnino lives in Montreal, where he is editor-at-large for The Walrus magazine and associate publisher for Vehicule Press.

Francis Catalano

Francis Catalano has published seven poetry collections, including Qu’une lueur des lieux (L’Hexagone, 2010) which received the Grand Prix Quebecor at the 26th International Poetry Festival in Trois-Rivières, 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, most recently, L’origine du futur from Mains libres, in 2021, and has translated the poetry of Valerio Magrelli, which earned 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 committee of the poetry journal Exit, for which he has produced anthologies of contemporary poetry related to Italy, Peru, Catalonia, Sicily and Chile.

All are invited to join the event on Zoom. For the link to participate, please visit the Centre des arts de Stanstead’s Facebook page. For additional information please contact Sharda Guptar at ShardaGuptar@outlook.com.

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