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New Poetry by Robert Mueller and Desi Di Nardo

New Poetry by Robert Mueller and Desi Di Nardo

Robert Mueller has graced our pages before, and in his latest, takes what seems to be a new direction. The rhythm and mood is Shakespearean. But the word mix is a la Language Poetry.

Desi Di Nardo has also graced these pages before, and she has a new book coming out. From Guernica’s blub:

 

The Cure is a Forest by Desi Di Nardo
An element of animism permeates the poems, set in and against the backdrop of Canada’s ecotones, taking us from the city and industry into both the past and the possible.

The Launch Party is April 3rd. For more information, visit this website: Guernica Editions

 

 

Toronto: Poetry Event in November

Toronto: Poetry Event in November

Annex Style home, University of Toronto Campus. Photo by SimonP
Annex Style home, University of Toronto Campus. Photo by SimonP

For those of you living in Canada, or thinking about a visit, Desis Di Nardo sends this invitation. It sounds like a great gathering:

 

I want to let you know about a poetry event I will be co-hosting with Canada’s Poet Laureate – Pierre DesRuisseaux on Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 7 p.m. There will be readings by Pierre DesRuisseaux, Max Layton, Armand Garnet Ruffo, and Toronto’s new Poet Laureate – Dionne Brand. In addition, the night will feature live jazz, an art exhibit, and the winners of a high school poetry contest. |To be Continued “Toronto: Poetry Event in November”

Being in Time

Being in Time

Yves Tanguy's Indefinite Divisibilty. 1943
Yves Tanguy’s Indefinite Divisibilty. 1943

For those of you north of the border, for those of you planning to take a trip to Canada soon, Desi Di Nardo has a poetic treat in store. On Wednesday, May 13th, she will be holding a workshop/reading at 7:00pm.

The location is:

The McNally Robinson Bookstore

Don Mills Road at Lawrence Avenue East
12 Marie Labatte Road
Toronto, Ontario
M3C 3R6

(416) 384-0084

From the bookstore’s announcement:

Desi Di Nardo is an author and poet living in Toronto whose work has been published in numerous North American and international journals and anthologies. Her poetry has been performed at the National Arts Centre, featured in Poetry on the Way on the TTC, and displayed in the Official Residences of Canada.

|To be Continued “Being in Time”
The Plural of Desi

The Plural of Desi

The Plural of Some Things, by Desi Di Nardo
The Plural of Some Things, by Desi Di Nardo

Desi Di Nardo, who has graced our site with her wonderful poetry, has a new book coming out soon.
From the book blurb:
Title: THE PLURAL OF SOME THINGS
Author: Desi Di Nardo
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: December 1, 2008
Dimensions: 75 Pages, 5 x 8 x 0 in
Publisher: Guernica Editions
ISBN: 9781550712964
To purchase The Plural of Some Things: click here
The Plural of Some Things illuminates the subtle and poignant flashes of experience which shape the way we evolve and flourish and from time to time digress as human beings.… |To be Continued “The Plural of Desi”

New Additions and Digressions

New Additions and Digressions

Yongzheng Emperor and Deer. China. 1723-1735
Yongzheng Emperor and Deer. China. 1723-1735

Want to point to the new poetry below by Aleksandar Novakovich and a return visit by Desi Di Nardo. Strong poets from the Balkans and Canada, respectively. Please comment on their works and let them know your impressions.

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Now, for that digression. Albeit brief. I recently heard an interesting fact on the radio. Deer like the grass on the side of the road because it is more loaded with certain kinds of nutrients they need. It’s loaded with that nutrition primarily because we mow the grass along side our roads continuously.… |To be Continued “New Additions and Digressions”

Beautiful Vagabonds, by Desi Di Nardo

Beautiful Vagabonds, by Desi Di Nardo


Beautiful Vagabonds

I am not the piston in the flower or The bulging seed throttled by pollen But a separate figure expectant and Cupped by the shape palms make Holding sumptuously to the fragile Killings – crickets, bees, and moths The soulful water strider apparently Impervious to deep mirrored waters And the lotus lilies rooted in mire Look up at me Look into me I am the wind-loving swallow Lighter than the air itself Rippling my whole transience Renascent by the threat of rain
– by Desi Di Nardo

 

 

Previously published in the September 2008 Arts & Culture issue of Our Neighbourhood Magazine. |To be Continued “Beautiful Vagabonds, by Desi Di Nardo”

Desi Di Nardo: Why We Make Art

Desi Di Nardo: Why We Make Art

 

When I stumbled on oil pastels several years ago after not having had any formal background or training in art, I surprisingly found myself enjoying working strictly in this medium. I am most intrigued not only by its texture, fluidity, and vibrancy of colour but also with the dimension and depth which can be readily achieved through simple hand and finger smudging. In this way, being so closely connected physically with the paper, I find myself able to become even more deeply immersed in the work.

 

Several of my favourite artists include Leonardo da Vinci, Tamara de Lempicka, and the Group of Seven artists.… |To be Continued “Desi Di Nardo: Why We Make Art”

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