Jon Paul Fiorentino

Jon Paul Fiorentino's first novel, Stripmalling, was shortlisted for the 2009 Hugh MacLennan Award for Fiction. His most recent book of poetry is Indexical Elegies which won the 2010 CBC Book Club Award for Best Book of Poetry. He is the author of the poetry books The Theory of the Loser Class which was shortlisted for the 2006 A.M. Klein Award for Poetry and Hello Serotonin as well as the humor book Asthmatica. His next book of poetry is Needs Improvement, which will be out in 2013 with Coach House Books. He lives in Montreal where he teaches creative writing at Concordia University, and edits Matrix magazine.

A Note.Notes.

Not quite done. Turns out. A turn. Turns. Not quite. A note. Notes. In terms of hope pinning. Demonstrably so. Listen to waves of not quite. And crash against. There are breath lines and breadth lines of influence and it’s …

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Trinity Bellwoods

Down to my last lyric Do you know the word pilling? it’s a piling-on of fabrications You wear it well or wore it Free range derangement commences as denizens make strange with tenses and moods I saw an old cancerous …

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