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Fiorentino, Jon Paul

Works: 31 works in 78 publications in 1 language and 2,440 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR9199.3.F5325, C813.6
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Publications about Jon Paul Fiorentino
Publications by Jon Paul Fiorentino
Most widely held works by Jon Paul Fiorentino
Post-prairie : an anthology of new poetry ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 108 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
Blues and bliss : the poetry of George Elliott Clarke by George Elliott Clarke( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 107 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."--P. 4 de la couv
Indexical elegies by Jon Paul Fiorentino( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
With links to intense poetic works like John Berryman's Dream Songs, Gilbert Sorrentino's Corrosive Sublimate and Erin Moure's Furious, 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 and associations that highlight both the treachery of language and its necessity in shaping human experience: 'All roads, side roads/all text, signage/All seasons, autumn/ all memories
Asthmatica by Jon Paul Fiorentino( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 68 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
Bird eat bird : stories by Katrina Best( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Hello serotonin by Jon Paul Fiorentino( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
The theory of the loser class : a work in three parts by Jon Paul Fiorentino( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Stripmalling : a novel by Jon Paul Fiorentino( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Stripmalling is the story of one young man's embarrassing and hilarious journey to literary awareness. Jonny lives and works in a strip mall in suburban Winnipeg. For some people, this would be an exciting and fulfilling life. But Jonny has a dream: he wants to be a writer. He has almost everything he needs to make this dream come true: a supportive girlfriend, an active imagination, and an abundance of subject matter. There is only one obstacle: his own relentless stupidity. Imagine Proust without all those annoying words and insights. Imagine a book so funny, so clever that even just touching it makes you a smarter, better person. Part journal, part comedy routine, and part graphic novel, Stripmalling is a unique experiment in genre and voice that is ambitious, accessible and laugh-out-loud funny. Parts of Stripmalling have appeared on CBC Radio One's All in a Weekend and in THIS Magazine, filling Station, Word, Event, Matrix, sub-Terrain, and Opium
Needs improvement by Jon Paul Fiorentino( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
The irreverent poetry of report cards, lesson plans, city mottos, invigilation guides, and, of course, Michel Foucault
I'm not scared of you or anything : stories by Jon Paul Fiorentino( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 45 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?
Resume drowning by Jon Paul Fiorentino( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
The barista and I : stories by Andrew Szymanski( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 36 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
Transcona fragments : poems by Jon Paul Fiorentino( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The lateral by Jake Kennedy( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 31 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."--P. [4] of cover
Update by Bill Kennedy( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Entry level : stories by Julie McIsaac( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Thresh by Kim Minkus( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Metraville by Jamie Popowich( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Distillery songs : stories by Mike Spry( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
The cyclops review 02 : contemporary poetry and prose ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
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