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Author Name:    DI CICCO, Pier Giorgio

Title:   Burning Patience : Poems. First Edition

Publisher:    Borealis Press, Ottawa, 1978, ISBN:0919594964 

Seller ID:   100958

DI CICCO, Pier Giorgio. A Burning Patience : Poems by Pier Giorgio di Cicco. Ottawa: Borealis Press, 1978. First Printing. Pp. (12),13-82. 8vo, illustrated red and grey card covers with white titles to front and spine. An early collection of poems by the Italian-born Canadian poet Di Cicco's (b. July 5, 1949). Di Cicco was the second Poet Laureate of Toronto. Includes the following poems: Part I: Love on Credit: "Late Spring", "Grazie", "Passato:Love", "The Negative Heaven", "Time, and Again", "It Takes Next to Nothing ", "Arranging the Dance", "The Second Partita", "As Old As We Are", "Can't Dance", "The Imagining Summer", "For Sharon in Summer". Part II: Man Without a Country: "Man Without a Country", "Immigrant Music", "Father", "Montreal 1977", "The Poem Against City Hospital", "Exile 2", "Quercianella: the poem", "I know My Mettle". Part III: The Poetry Bus: "I Poeti", "Bar-Room Poets", "L'Artiste", "The Outsiders", "The Mad Young Man", "The Urge for Song", "How to Get Ahead in This World", "Groupie", "The Sadness of the Literati", "The Man With No Arms", "The Poetry Bus", "I Phoned Him Up", "The Literary Man", "Terrible Things", "Career Woman II", "Pushing It", "Visiting Friends", "Lines to the New Poem", "The Educated Smile", "Saturday's Joe Rosenblatt", "Casa Loma Birthday". Part IV: Burning the Bones: "Summer Madness", "Getting On", "Quebec to Levis", "Family Views", "Effortless", "These Are the Cold Ways", "Man in the Moon", "Casa", "Suburban Lyrics", "Bone FractureWard: Mt. Sinai", "Peccato", "Paralyzed", "Birthday Poem 1", "Birthday Poe m 3", "Running Down", "Old Friend", "Die Hard 3", "Al Cuor Non si Comanda","Corners". Part V: The Ventriloquist: "For the Next Few Months", "Friends at Midnight", "Ritratto", "Watching the Skin Flower", "Son of Man", "From Here You Couldn't Tell the Differene", "For Dennis", "End of the Month Singing", and "Nuovo Anno". A very good, tight, clean copy. 65.00


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