Glenn Carley on His “Urban Opera” Il Vagabondo
Interview

Glenn Carley on His “Urban Opera” Il Vagabondo

In his new book, Il Vagabondo: An Urban Opera (Guernica…

Cooking Sicilian with Concetta and the Prince, in a Time of Pandemic
Fiction

Cooking Sicilian with Concetta and the Prince, in a Time of Pandemic

“I want revenge,” Franceschina says to Concetta. “Bastardo,” Concetta sympathizes.…

Ottawa’s Little Italy Revives Street Art As It Revives Itself
Heritage

Ottawa’s Little Italy Revives Street Art As It Revives Itself

Ottawa’s Preston Street developed its Italian-Canadian identity well before the 1950s, when the bulk of Italian immigration began. More importantly, in direct counterpoint to what some believe, the area has maintained and consolidated its identity in a process of settlement and redevelopment that gives it energy, strength, and authentic character. Preston Street today is not only renewing its visual landscape but also reshaping itself to hopefully better reflect and serve an evolving Italian-Canadian community that…

Socializing Laundry
Featured Photo

Socializing Laundry

“Socializing Laundry” by Stefano Anghileri was a finalist in the…

Feux Rouges
Poetry

Feux Rouges

At the carrefours, signs and avenues Usher us to divergent…

Nonno Luigi’s Garage
Nonfiction

Nonno Luigi’s Garage

How do you pass the time when you are under…

To Make a Bridge: Antonia Facciponte’s Poetic Debut

To Make a Bridge: Antonia Facciponte’s Poetic Debut

In the beginning there is a bridge, and we are standing beneath it, “eyelids sutured / over iris by the…

Sauce Making in Covid Times

Sauce Making in Covid Times

So many of my ancient order have passed on, not from the Covid, but from the life. I have received…

A Story for Our Times

A Story for Our Times

If we wanted to tell the story of our time – the story of this time – where would it…

In Conversation with Genni Gunn, Author of Permanent Tourists

In Conversation with Genni Gunn, Author of Permanent Tourists

Genni Gunn is the author of twelve books, including three novels, three short fiction collections, two poetry collections, a collection…

San Trovaso, Acqua Alta

San Trovaso, Acqua Alta

“San Trovaso, Acqua Alta” by Doron Talmi was the grand prize winner of the 2021 Accenti “Capture an Italian Moment”…

Life Is What Happens…

Life Is What Happens…

In a moment in time, a seismic pandemic strikes like a bolt of lightning and non-essential travel is banned. We…

Calabria in Mind

Calabria in Mind

Intellectuals, too, take vacations, and they generally don’t look askance to venues off the beaten track. This is what Margherita…

Why I Sometimes Don’t Wear Shoes

Why I Sometimes Don’t Wear Shoes

What I’ve Learned From Fishing All Summer Long The other day I visited my neighbours and we played croquet. The…

Circolo Ricreativo

Circolo Ricreativo

“Circolo Ricreativo” was a finalist in the 2020 Accenti “Capture an Italian Moment” Photo Contest. The photo was shot in…

At a Loss – The Science and Art of Being a Hairstylist

At a Loss – The Science and Art of Being a Hairstylist

Victor DiBenedetto has spent a lifetime discreetly making his customers look and feel their best. For nearly five decades, the…

But For Now We Stay Home

But For Now We Stay Home

For our mammas! Francesca LoDico’s radio special, "But For Now We Stay Home,” is about her mamma coping with the…

Patrizio Buanne: Neapolitan Crooner and Really Nice Guy

Patrizio Buanne: Neapolitan Crooner and Really Nice Guy

In a career spanning more than 25 years, Neapolitan pop-crooner and international multi-platinum recording artist Patrizio Buanne has won over…

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Italy’s Years of Lead

Italy’s Years of Lead

"If you look at events in Italy from the late 1960s to the late 1980s without any context, it would…

A Rusting Freighter Spurred World Attention to a Refugee Crisis

A Rusting Freighter Spurred World Attention to a Refugee Crisis

When Saigon was overrun by Communist forces on April 30, 1975, thousands of Vietnamese began a rush for freedom. One…

Blurred Nationalities across the North Atlantic

Blurred Nationalities across the North Atlantic

Long before the mid-nineteenth century, thousands of people were constantly moving between the United States and British North America, and Leghorn,…

Glenn Carley on His “Urban Opera” Il Vagabondo

Glenn Carley on His “Urban Opera” Il Vagabondo

In his new book, Il Vagabondo: An Urban Opera (Guernica 2021), Glenn Carley introduces a new avant-garde genre – literature…

In Conversation with Genni Gunn, Author of Permanent Tourists

In Conversation with Genni Gunn, Author of Permanent Tourists

Genni Gunn is the author of twelve books, including three novels, three short fiction collections, two poetry collections, a collection…

In Conversation with Jennifer Robson, Author of Our Darkest Night

In Conversation with Jennifer Robson, Author of Our Darkest Night

Jennifer Robson is the author of six novels set during and after the two world wars. Her latest novel is…

More Precious than Diamonds

More Precious than Diamonds

Despite my frequent trips to Italy, I consciously decided never to learn the language. With blissful ignorance, I always preferred…

Italian San Francisco

Italian San Francisco

It is impossible to think of San Francisco without its Italian heritage. There are the notables: A.P. Giannini, who founded…

Canadian Problems

Canadian Problems

It’s a Canadian problem. When you’re overseas, people don’t know what to make of you. You’re not American but you…

The Thin Line Between Good and Evil

The Thin Line Between Good and Evil

Captivating and evocative, the graphic memoir Patria: Crescere in tempo di Guerra (The Fatherland: Growing Up in Times of War)…

Exploring the Depths of Loss and Hope, Grief and Resilience

Exploring the Depths of Loss and Hope, Grief and Resilience

For over 35 years Gianna Patriarca has been writing sensitive ethno-centric poetry about her colourful community of Little Italy in…

Il filo sottile tra bene e male in Patria, Crescere in tempo di guerra di Bruna Martini

Il filo sottile tra bene e male in Patria, Crescere in tempo di guerra di Bruna Martini

A fare da sfondo all’accattivante e suggestivo graphic memoir Patria. Crescere in tempo di guerra (BeccoGiallo, 2020, 230 pagine) è…

The Past Is Not Such a Foreign Country

The Past Is Not Such a Foreign Country

It was 1811, the year of Napoleon's Comet and the birth of his son. It was a time of a…

Be Careful What You Wish For

Be Careful What You Wish For

My husband and I waited for 2020 to arrive with a lot of plans and expectations in mind. It was…

A Story for Our Times

A Story for Our Times

If we wanted to tell the story of our time – the story of this time – where would it…

From the Garden

From the Garden

Whenever my family gets together, it’s always at my grandma’s house, breaking bread in her kitchen, more chairs than you…

Love Comes Around

Love Comes Around

Some people hate Valentine’s Day. They see it coming and they hiss and boo and say that it’s stupid. Even…

Reflections on Timeless Rhythms in David Bellusci’s Age of Innocence

Reflections on Timeless Rhythms in David Bellusci’s Age of Innocence

David Bellusci opens his latest poetry collection, Age of Innocence (Wipf and Stock, 2020), with a poem that heralds the…

Marinella

Marinella

An excerpt from the novel The Transaction. De Angelis, an inscrutable northerner, comes to a rural village in Sicily to negotiate…

Caterina Edwards on the French Translation of Her Novel, The Sicilian Wife

Caterina Edwards on the French Translation of Her Novel, The Sicilian Wife

Caterina Edwards immigrated to Edmonton at age eight with her British father and Venetian mother. The Edmonton author was the…

Translation As Metaphor for Migration

Translation As Metaphor for Migration

In her Italian-Canadian Narratives of Return. Analysing Cultural Translation in Diasporic Writing (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, pp. 436) Michela Baldo maps…

2021 Accenti Contests – Winners Announced

2021 Accenti Contests – Winners Announced

  Montreal, May 16, 2021 – We are pleased to report the names of the winners of the 2021 Accenti…

Creative Spaces: Queer and Italian-Canadian

Creative Spaces: Queer and Italian-Canadian

What does it mean to be queer and Italian-Canadian? And what experiences do queer Italian-Canadians have when their sexual orientation…

2020 Accenti Contests – Winners Announced

2020 Accenti Contests – Winners Announced

Montreal, May 26, 2020 – Publisher Domenic Cusmano and Editor-in-chief Licia Canton are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020…

Italian-Canadian Writers Gather for Conference in Winnipeg

Italian-Canadian Writers Gather for Conference in Winnipeg

If you could choose a first conference to attend as a speaker, the Biennial Conference of the Association of Italian-Canadian Writers…