Before Pier Giorgio Di Cicco was made Poet Laureate of Toronto (2004-2007), he was instrumental in the establishment of Italian-Canadian literature as a phenomenon in Canadian culture. He achieved this through his own impressive list of publications such as "The Tough Romance" (1979) and "Virgin Science" (1986). He also encouraged many other young writers across Canada to publish and participate in the transformation of Canada's national literature into one of many colours and voices. The essays in this volume examine Di Cicco's publications in this pluralistic social context. The contributors include Linda Hutcheon, Mary di Michele, George Elliott Clarke, Domenic Beneventi, Licia Canton, Joshua Lovelace, Stacey Gibson, Jim Zucchero, Clea Mc- Dougall and Joseph Pivato. There is also an interview and a useful bibliography.
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st March 2011
Publisher: Guernica Editions,Canada
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 11.0 x 17.5 x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.19