Carmine Starnino

Carmine Starnino has published five collections 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 Leviathan. His other books include The New Canon: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry and Lazy Bastardism, a collection of essays on contemporary poetry. He has received numerous awards, including the CAA Prize for Poetry, the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry, and the F.G. Bressani Prize, in addition to being shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Prize for the best first book of poetry. He lives in Montreal with his wife and three children.

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Carmine Starnino

2016 / Poetry / $18.95
9781554471546 / Trade paper / 80 pp

In his new collection of poems, Carmine Starnino writes of mid-life within the context of family life, testing traditional views of masculinity against contemporary experience. Adopting the swagger of the “unoutshoutable big shots” of that generation of cabbies, factory-lifers and hard-ass dads that sired us, Starnino pursues the leviathan machismo that seemed to propel them. How does it square with the urbane young fathers he encounters taking their toddlers to play in the park, or the gear-obsessed quest for the perfect weed-free lawn? Moving from putting his restless child to bed to the hospital bedside of his dying father, Starnino’s poems offer an intimate if unresolved portrait of an apprenticeship into manhood.

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Other Books by this Author

Dirty Words: Selected Poems 1997-2016
Carmine Starnino

2020 / Canadian Poetry / $26.95 CAN
9781554472123 / Trade paper / 192 pp
Lazy Bastardism: Essays & Reviews on Contemporary Poetry
Carmine Starnino

2012 / Literary Criticism / $27.95 CAN
9781554471188 / Trade paper / 272 pp
This Way Out
Carmine Starnino

2009 / Poetry / $18.95 CAN
9781554470518 / Trade paper / 80 pp
With English Subtitles
Carmine Starnino

2004 / Poetry / $18.95 CAN
9781894031899 / Trade paper / 80 pp

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