Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

On the Night Table with Jon Paul Fiorentino

  • Print

Jon Paul Fiorentino

Author of I'm Not Scared of You or Anything

"I'm rereading David McGimpsey's Li'l Bastard, a collection of 128 'chubby sonnets' (16-line sonnets) that cover such diverse topics as Barnaby Jones, literary snobbery, Ville D'Anjou, and Facebook. It was a finalist for the 2012 Governor General's Award for Poetry; it should have won. It's a hyper-literate, hilarious, and sometimes heartbreaking road trip across our continent, jam-packed with cultural curiosities and clever commentary. My favourite poem of the collection is the achingly gorgeous elegy for his mother, What Was That Poem? McGimpsey is one of the few poets working today whose rhetoric and voice are entirely his own."

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 7, 2014 G8

History

Updated on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 7:20 AM CDT: Formatting.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Shots ring out as police say armed threat "resolved"

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Marc Gallant/Winnipeg Free Press. Local- Korea Veterans Association stained glass window at Deer Lodge Centre. Dedication with Minister of Veterans Affairs Dr. Rey Pagtakhan. March 12, 2003.
  • Marc Gallant/Winnipeg Free Press. Local/Standup- BABY BISON. Fort Whyte Centre's newest mother gently nudges her 50 pound, female bull calf awake. Calf born yesterday. 25 now in herd. Four more calfs are expected over the next four weeks. It is the bison's second calf. June 7, 2002.

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Will higher pork prices change your grocery-shopping habits?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google