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Carmine Starnino


Carmine Starnino is a poet, essayist, critic and editor. He won the A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry and the 2006 Bressani Prize. He lives in Montreal.

A poem "with cautious, slightly energy-sapped enjambments" recreates a bar's atmosphere and patrons. more

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Reflections on how a bar in Parc Extension, QC, influenced an eponymous poem about "unprogress, inertia, the failure to learn from mistakes." more

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A poem about a gladiator who falls into an existential malaise, and 10 facts about the brutal profession. more

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