You’re invited to an exciting event with Carmelo Militano as he reads from his latest collection of poetry, The Stone Mason’s Notebook (Ekstasis Editions, 2016). Militano’s poetry, fiction, and non-fiction explore the intersection and meeting of a dual consciousness -Italian & English Canadian- in History, classical myth, family, identity, and the erotic.
Carmelo Militano began his writing career as a freelance journalist and broadcaster for CBC Radio One in Winnipeg. He was the winner of the F.G. Bressani award for poetry in 2004 for the collection Ariadne’s Thread. His prose work The Fate of Olives was short-listed for the Manitoba First Book Award in 2007, as well as the F.G.Bressani award for non-fiction in 2008. He was short-listed again for the Bressani poetry award in 2012, this time for his poetry collection Weather Reports. Carmelo Militano currently works as a poet, writer, editor, teacher, and radio broadcaster.
Carmelo Militano will be joined by special guests Micheline Maylor and Vivian Hansen.
Micheline Maylor was named Calgary’s Poet Laureate in April, 2016. Her latest collection of poetry, Little Wildheart (U of A Press 2017), was short-listed for the Robert Kroetsch award for experimental poetry. The book deals with the question: what is it to be human in our environment? Her second collection, Whirr and Click (2013), was on the Pat Lowther Memorial Award shortlist.
Vivian Hansen is a poet and freelance writer. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in a wide variety of anthologies and journals with work that has encountered women’s issues, the western landscape, work, and immigration. Her latest collection of poetry, A Tincture of Sunlight, was published by Frontenac House in September, 2017.