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The Loneliness Machine

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Part meditation, part confession, part comedy bit, The Loneliness Machine--Aaron Giovannone's first full-length collection of poetry--is a strikingly new rendition of the trope of the suffering artist that takes dramatic risks and rarely fails to charm. ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 25th 2013 by Insomniac Press
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Deceptively simple poems that made me laugh out loud at several points. I've picked up this book from time to time after reading it just to revisit some of the poems and that's always a good sign. ...more
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- from "A Poem Isn't a Memory"
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Among Aaron Giovannone's publications is the poetry chapbook Castelliri (No Press, 2007). He is currently translating into English the poetry of twentieth-century Italian writer Sandro Penna. Originally from St. Catharines, Ontario, Aaron has worked at the Università di Siena and lived in Castelliri, Italy. He now lives in Calgary where he is completing a Ph.D. ...more

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