By Mary di Michele
A masterwork from considered one of Canada’s most crucial poets
Referencing the post-war neorealist movie by means of Vittorio De Sica, Mary di Michele’s Bicycle Thieves commemorates her Italian earlier and her existence in Canada via elegy and acts of translation of textual content and of self.
The assortment opens with one of those hymn to existence in the world, sung from the height of that city island, Montreal — an try and see past loss of life. The publication strikes right into a series of poems defined by way of Sharon Thesen because the poet “envisioning the passage of time less than the ‘full and waning’ moon of Mount Royal’s beacon pass, recalling her Italian immigrant mom and dad in Toronto and her present existence in Montreal [. . .] a type of Decameron.”
Thesen’s description is apt for the gathering as a complete, which strikes into the poet’s autobiography — looking for catharsis via literature — and will pay tributes to poets who've been a part of the literary panorama di Michele now inhabits. Bicycle Thieves is poetry as time laptop, transcending the borders among lifestyles and dying, language and culture.
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