This book contains selections from Gianna Patriarca‘s previously published poetry books, as well as a number of new poems. It is a collection written by a woman in a time when the support and the encouragement was as limited as visibility. In many ways it is a collection of verses written as an act of survival and acknowledgement of existence.
Patriarca is an award-winning author of 8 books of poetry, a children’s book and a collection of short fiction. Her work is extensively anthologized, adapted for Canada Stage and CBC radio drama. Her books appear on the course list of universities in Canada, USA and Italy and is featured in numerous documentaries. Italian Women and Other Tragedies is in its 4th printing and has been translated into Italian. Her other works include All My Fallen Angelas(Ianna Publications, 2016), To the Men Who Write Goodbye Letters (Ianna, 2020) and This Way Home (Guernica, 2021). Forthcoming are her children’s story (Second Story Press, 2022) and her novel The Sicilian’s Bride.