IN MEMORIAM: The Legacy of Pier Giorgio Di Cicco
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IN MEMORIAM: The Legacy of Pier Giorgio Di Cicco

Poet and priest Pier Giorgio Di Cicco passed away on December 22, 2019. As a poet and editor, his contributions to Canadian literature are enormous. As a priest who served the parishes of the greater Toronto area, he helped many people and left a lasting impression on all who heard…

A Gift from Cod
Fiction, Traditions

A Gift from Cod

He calls me il vagabondo because he never knows when…

The Voice That I Have Heard In Recent Dreams
Poetry

The Voice That I Have Heard In Recent Dreams

“The Stranger now saddles me into my bliss. I wear the…

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…

Making Sense of a Troubled Life in My Father, Fortune-Tellers & Me by Eufemia Fantetti

Making Sense of a Troubled Life in My Father, Fortune-Tellers & Me by Eufemia Fantetti

Eufemia Fantetti’s most recent book, My Father, Fortune-Tellers & Me: A Memoir (Mother Tongue Publishing, 2019) is a gripping outpouring…

Paola Breda on Land of Triumph and Tragedy

Paola Breda on Land of Triumph and Tragedy

Compiled after decades of research by Marino Toppan, Land of Triumph and Tragedy: Voices of the Italian Fallen Workers is…

The Legacy and Cultural Significance of Italian Grocers

The Legacy and Cultural Significance of Italian Grocers

Although it was a long time ago, the memories I have are still vivid – walking as a boy at…

2019 Accenti Contests – Winners Announced

2019 Accenti Contests – Winners Announced

Toronto, May 4, 2019 – The winners of the 2019 Accenti Writing and Photo contests were announced at the Accenti…

Cruciverba

Cruciverba

On hot summer afternoons I love to wander the winding cobblestone streets and narrow alleys of the medieval hilltop village…

The Anthropology of Fire

The Anthropology of Fire

“Since the house is on fire, let us warm ourselves.” (Italian proverb)   Monday, 9 a.m. Not writing. Dim, dreary…

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