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I Thought Elvis Was Italian

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Karate, fatherhood, travel, and Italian-Canadian identity are the cornerstones of this sinewy premiere collection by Toronto poet Domenico Capilongo. Capilongo skillfully manipulates narrative, lyric and experimental poetic devices to disclose powerful personal journeys – whether back into childhood or into love – that radiate insight, courage and wisdom. An outstanding de ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd
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May 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
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I absolutely loved this poetry collection. It focussed on travel to Asia, Italian Canadian identity, martial arts and fatherhood. It was funny, personal and easy to understand with lots of tender, beautiful imagery.

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(Read with the author at Harbourfront Centre)
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Domenico Capilongo lives in Toronto and teaches high school creative writing. His award-winning short stories and poems have appeared in several national and international literary magazines. His first book of poetry, I thought elvis was Italian, was short-listed for the 2010 F.G. Bressani Literary Prize. His book of jazz-inspired poetry, hold the note, was long-listed for the 2011 ReLit Award. Hi ...more