All I Have Learned Is Where I Have Been

April 1, 2020|
All I Have Learned Is Where I Have Been by Joe Fiorito
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All I Have Learned Is Where I Have Been, Joe Fiorito''s second collection, establishes him as the preeminent chronicler of people in extremis. Drawing on the precison and unsentimentality that have become hallmarks of his poetry, Fiorito creates uncompromising mini-narratives about addiction, failed rehabs, incarceration, demeaning jobs, and homelessness; much of it derived from nearly two decades spent as a newspaper columnist covering daily life on Toronto''s streets. In poem after poem, Fiorito''s exact word choices, cold-eyed details, and crisp internal rhymes mete out moments both beautiful and harrowing: "her little finger curls a bit/she cut a tendon when she slit/ her wrist; she''d clenched/ her fist." All I Have Learned Is Where I Have Been is a moving exploration of brokeness by one of Canada''s most indispensable writers.
The author of eight books, Joe Fiorito won the National Newspaper Award for Columns in 1995; the Brassani Prize for Short Fiction in 2000; and the City of Toronto Book Award in 2003. City Poems, his first book of poetry, was published in 2018. He lives in Toronto with his wife.
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Title:All I Have Learned Is Where I Have Been
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:76 pages, 7.5 X 5 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:76 pages, 7.5 X 5 X 0 in
Published:April 1, 2020
Publisher:Vehicule Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781550655469

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