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Living in Paradise: New and Selected Poems

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Afterword by Dennis Lee

After fifteen years of publishing silence, Pier Giorgio Di Cicco is back. Living in Paradise contains his best poetry from the seventies and eighties along with his first new poetry since he left the literary world to join a monastery. As Dennis Lee says in his penetrating afterword, "It's a book we have sorely missed." Readers will find generous sel
Paperback, 172 pages
Published January 16th 2002 by Mansfield Press (first published January 1st 2002)
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It is a "Best of" volume which makes me want to read all of the author's works. And that's the best kind of "Best of" volume there is. It gives tantalizing glimpses into the aesthetic, emotional and spiritual life of an Italo-Canadian poet who interrupted a brilliant writing career to become a monk and then a priest. But the post-vocation writing does not hit you over the head with the drama of his change of heart and ideology. When considered against the backdrop of his other works, this phase ...more
One of my absolute favorites. Makes me glad to be alive.
"To hell with everything but love."
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