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Fiorentino, Jon Paul

Overview
Works: 37 works in 91 publications in 1 language and 3,712 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR9199.3.F5325, C813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jon Paul Fiorentino
Bird eat bird : stories by Katrina Best( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katrina Best is originally from the U.K. and now lives in Montreal, where she works as a story editor, screenwriter and script analyst. --Book Jacket
Blues and bliss : the poetry of George Elliott Clarke by George Elliott Clarke( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Blues singer, preacher, cultural critic, exile, Africadian, high modernist, spoken word artist, Canadian poet - these are but some of the voices of George Elliott Clarke. In a selection of Clarke's best work from his early poetry to his most recent, Blues and Bliss: The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke offers readers an impressive cross-section of those voices. Jon Paul Fiorentino s introduction focuses on this polyphony, his influences - Derek Walcott, Amiri Baraka, and the canon of literary English from Shakespeare to Yeats - and his "voice throwing," and shows how the intersections here produce a "troubling" of language. He sketches Clarke's primary interest in the negotiation of cultural space through adherence to and revision of tradition and on the finding of a vernacular that begins in exile, especially exile in relation to African-Canadian communities." "In the afterword, Clarke, in an interesting re-spin of Fiorentino's introduction, writes with patented gusto about how his experiences have contributed to multiple sounds and forms in his work. Decrying any grandiose notions of theory, he presents himself as primarily a songwriter."--BOOK JACKET
Asthmatica by Jon Paul Fiorentino( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asthmatica is the first collection of comedic fiction from critically acclaimed poet Jon Paul Fiorentino. The stories within are edgy, eccentric and hilarious: a young man finds true love in a household appliance; a wise aunt teaches her nephew how to drive drunk; two juvenile delinquents stalk the milkman; an angst-ridden asthmatic makes an urgent plea to be your alpha male. A text of razor-sharp wit, Asthmatica is an exciting debut
I'm not scared of you or anything by Jon Paul Fiorentino( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The characters in I'm not Scared of You or Anything are invigilators, fake martial arts experts, buskers, competitive pillow fighters, drug runners, and, of course, grad students. This collection of comedic short stories and exploratory texts, deftly illustrated by Maryanna Hardy, asks important questions, like: How does a mild mannered loser navigate the bureaucratic terrain of exam supervision? What happens when you replace the text of Christian Archie comics with the text of Hélène Cixous? And, most important of all, what would it be like if Mr. Spock was a character in the HBO series GIRLS?
Stripmalling : a novel by Jon Paul Fiorentino( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part graphic novel, part journal, this tale follows one young man's embarrassing and hilarious journey to literary awareness. Jonny lives and works in a suburban strip mall but dreams of being a writer
Indexical elegies by Jon Paul Fiorentino( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon Paul Fiorentino's new collection is a whip-smart poetic investigation of anxiety in all its many manifestations. Anxiety caused by geography, anxieties of influence and looming worries about loss inform the poems as they weave narrative threads that highlight both the treachery of language and its necessity in shaping human experience. The poems here build on Derrida's ideas about the psychological implications of memory and the archival impulse and on philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce's semiotics of 'the index.' Indexical Elegies is a rich, emotionally charged work that showcases Fiorentino's talents at their feisty, engaged best. From its Post-Prairie pamphleteering and Montreal musings to its moving elegies, this is provocative poetry that never loses touch with the reader's pleasure
Needs improvement by Jon Paul Fiorentino( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetic experiments that include rewriting of teaching material, verse influenced by city mottos, diagrams and more
Entry level : stories by Julie McIsaac( )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The barista and I : stories by Andrew Szymanski( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these stories, a man recruits a sexual companion to chase his lost lover across the globe; a recent graduate remembers with bitter nostalgia his formative years; a man and woman contend with their own neuroses and anxieties in trying to pick each other up
Post-prairie : an anthology of new poetry( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Prairie poetry," as it came to be known in the 20th century, has found no more eloquent and accomplished a practitioner than Robert Kroetsch. Yet the North American prairie his work has made so recognizably visible in all of its characteristic particularities is changing profoundly in the 21st century. This change is marked by the transition of a cultural identity primarily rooted in place, to one that is rooted in a rapidly fragmenting, urbanizing, technology-based globalization. In an opening dialogue between the archetypical practitioner of this poetics of place, Robert Kroetsch, and a new practitioner of a poetics of the search for the often sublimated sign, Jon Paul Fiorentino, the reader bears witness to a rare literary event - a master passing on his legacy to the students who have become his peers - the transition from the unifying classic articulation of place to the diaspora of the vernaculars it has engendered"--Jacket
The theory of the loser class : a work in three parts by Jon Paul Fiorentino( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hello serotonin by Jon Paul Fiorentino( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of poems thematically linked by the language of self, self-medication, and home. The poetic thesis of this collection is to translate the internal dialogue of anxiety and depression into poetic form. This creative work is divided into four sections: Neurotransmissions, Namedrops, Homecallings, and Intentionalities . All four sections consist of free-verse lyric poetry interspersed with the occasional "language" experiment. This is a collection of poems that both confirms and confounds contemporary notions of mental health and synaptic experience
Resume drowning by Jon Paul Fiorentino( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jesus year by Jani Krulc( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these collection of short stories the author explores the space between joy and tragedy, hapiness and despair, sincerity and absurdity
Leaving Mile End by Jon Paul Fiorentino( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaving Mile End is Jon Paul Fiorentino's seventh collection of poetry and tenth book. It documents the daily din and clatter of cafés, 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--back cover
Transcona fragments : poems by Jon Paul Fiorentino( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something you were, might have been, or have come to represent by Jay Winston Ritchie( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Update by Bill Kennedy( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lateral by Jake Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winner of the 2010 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry! The Lateral is a highly original and experimental book from a nimble poetic mind. It includes an elegiac found-long-poem that gathers all the "Acker" keyword tags from the Flickr database and reapplies them as words-of-lament for the revolutionary artist-writer Kathy Acker (1947-97), a series of prose-poem-ruminations that contemplate the optimal conditions for the poetry, and a section of poems that can only be described as the vulgar, unkempt cousin of Hugh Prather's Notes to Myself."--Page 4 of cover
Thresh by Kim Minkus( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Blues and bliss : the poetry of George Elliott Clarke
Alternative Names
Fiorentino, Jon Paul

Languages
English (71)

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Blues and bliss : the poetry of George Elliott ClarkeAsthmaticaStripmalling : a novelIndexical elegiesPost-prairie : an anthology of new poetryThe theory of the loser class : a work in three partsHello serotonin