Publication Date: 2015
English: 104 pages
Paperback: Canada, US
The fabric of her soul is found in Venera Fazio’s love for her family and birthplace. The poems in this volume are inspired by five generations of Venera’s family in Sicily and Canada. Fazio releases into poetic narrative the essence of memories that she held tight within her since she was a little girl through to the present. Shards of overheard family stories weave in and out of her stanzas, opening windows into the poet’s past.
Venera Fazio's writing “deals unsentimentally with hardship and death … her poems are intimate and direct … and a delight to read…”
K.V. Skene, Encompass IV (2015).