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An Evening with Jon Paul Fiorentino

Friday Mar 10 2017 7:30 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Travel Alcove

Winnipeg launch of Leaving Mile End (Anvil Press) featuring a reading and a conversation hosted by Bruce Symaka. Co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of our collaborative Spring Literary Series.

Jon Paul Fiorentino’s latest collection documents the daily din and clatter of cafes, galleries, and dive bars that make up the Montreal community of Mile End, one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in the world. But this is no ordinary tour—we take a sharp turn and go online as Fiorentino mines the peculiar linguistic resources of a new world of doxxing, swatting, snarking, trolling, catfishing, and shaming. While addressing the disconnect between the way we treat each other online and the way we treat each other in real life, Leaving Mile End provides a new framework for understanding what it means to be home.

Jon Paul Fiorentino’s books include: I’m Not Scared of You or Anything, shortlisted for the ReLit Award for Short Fiction and the Hugh MacLennan Prize; Needs Improvement, shortlisted for the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry; and, Indexical Elegies, which won the CBC Books “Bookie” Award - Poetry. Florentino, from Winnipeg, lives in Montreal.

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Leaving Mile End

- Trade paperback

by Jon Paul Fiorentino - $16.00 - Add to Cart

Leaving Mile End is Jon Paul Fiorentino's seventh collection of poetry and tenth book-a collection of poems that documents the daily din and clatter of cafés, galleries, and dive bars that make up Mile End in Montreal, perhaps the most artistically vibrant neighbourhood in the world. But this is no ordinary tour-we take a sharp turn and go online as Fiorentino mines the peculiar linguistic resources of a new world of doxxing, swatting, snarking, trolling, catfishing, and shaming. While addressing the disconnect between the way we treat each other online and the way we treat each other IRL, Leaving Mile End provides a new framework for understanding what it means to be home in 2017. Praise for Fiorentino's poetry: "[Fiorentino's poetry] is the embodiment of an imagination so wild, a wit so sharp and a sense of humour so dark." (Montreal Gazette) "There is no mistaking Fiorentino's sharp wit and precise vocabulary, which are entirely individual-something far too few writers can claim." (Quill & Quire)