Ciao, Baby

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Guernica Editions, 1999 - Poetry - 93 pages
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Ciao, Baby is Gianna Patriarca's third book of poetry. She takes us on her continuing journey of discovery through memory, landscape, love, pain and mortality. Reconciliation is the hard and bitter prize she seeks in the faces and stories of family, friends and paesani. She examines her immigrant roots in a passionate poetry unique for its direct honesty and spare beauty.
 

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Contents

Simple Heart
9
St Josephs Girls
19
Notes on Aging
28
Dusty Women
35
Good Friday The Passion
41
In London Ontario There Is a Cemetery
61
Cannot Write Love Poems Like Anne Sexton
74
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About the author (1999)

Gianna Patriarca is an elementary school teacher and the author of Ciao, Baby; Daughters for Sale; and Italian Women and Other Tragedies. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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