By Steve Locke
Before his new poetry collection, Needs Improvement, is released on August 15th, and before he takes the stage at Thin Air's "Poetry Bash!" on September 25, here are some more offerings from returning poet, author, and editor Jon Paul Fiorentino.
Late last year, JPF took part in a unique conversation with poet George Murray for Open Book: Toronto's "Questionless Interview" page. His responses to a series of "unspoken questions" gives readers a perspective on the highs and lows of the publishing sector.
More recently, JPF was on a trip to Australia to promote his new release at the Queensland Poetry Festival. There, he spoke on his return to the festival and sharing the stage with fellow Canadian writers, as well as the early influence of The Smiths on his writing.
Hope to see you at the bookstore next Thursday to pick up the new collection!