Monday, December 4, 2017

Getting Published the Hard Way: A Tongue-in-Cheek Journey from Kinkos Copies to Guernica Editions

LINC classroom, 4th floor, Central Branch, Hamilton Public Library
Rocco de Giacomo is a widely published poet whose work has appeared in literary journals in Canada, Australia, England, Hong Kong and the US. His work has recently been accepted for publication in The Windsor Review and Canlit, and has most recently been published in Prairie Fire. Rocco’s poetry has also been featured on the CBC. He is the author of numerous chapbooks including, in 2008, Catching Dawn’s Breath. In 2009, his first full-length poetry collection, Ten Thousand Miles Between Us, was launched through Quattro Books. In 2010, Ten Thousand Miles Between Us was longlisted for the ReLit Poetry Award. In 2011, it was selected for Poetry NOW’s 3rd Annual Battle of the Bards. His latest collection, Every Night of Our Lives, was published with Guernica Editions in the fall of 2016. His third poetry collection, entitled Brace Yourselves, is coming out in the fall of 2017, through Quattro Books. From 2008 to 2014, Rocco volunteered on the committee for the Art Bar Poetry Series, Canada’s longest running weekly series. Rocco lives in Toronto with his wife, Lisa Keophila, a fabric artist, and his daughters, Ava and Matilda