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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,…

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Toronto: Poetry Event in November

Toronto: Poetry Event in November

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…

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Being in Time

Being in Time

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…

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The Plural of Desi

The Plural of Desi

  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…

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New Additions and Digressions

New Additions and Digressions

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. * * * * * 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….

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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…

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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…

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New Poetry From Canada

New Poetry From Canada

We have some new poetry from Desi Di Nardo, a multi-talented and accomplished artist and writer from Toronto. Desi brings her unique voice and sense of rhythm and imagery to spinozablue. As can be seen by the paintings on her website, Desi has been influenced by Degas. I thought it appropriate to post one of his best known works.    The painting resides in Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum, when not on loan. A good intro and searchable index can be…

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