Carmine Starnino

Carmine Starnino is a poet, essayist, and critic. He has published four volumes of poetry. This Way Out (2009), was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. His other books include two collections of critical reviews and essays—Lazy Bastardism and A Lover’s Quarrel—and The New Canon: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry, which he edited. Starnino lives in Montreal.

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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.

Other Books by this Author

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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