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ANTONINO MAZZA is the author of acclaimed translations of Eugenio Montale, The Bones of Cuttlefish (1983), and of Pier Paolo Pasolini, Poetry (1991). For the latter he was awarded the Italo Calvino Translation Prize from Columbia University (1992). He has published two books of his own poetry, one of which, The Way I Remember It (1992), was first released as an LP/Cassette recording with his musician brother Aldo Mazza (1988), choreographed by the Vancouver-based E.D.A.M. Dance Company and widely performed. For the same book published in Italian translation, La nostra casa è in un orecchio cosmico (Molteleone editore, 1998), he was the recipient of the 2001 Grotteria Prize. His reissue of The City Without Women: A Chronicle of Internment Life in Canada During World War II, won the Brutium “Calabria” Gold Medal in Rome and inspired the NFB documentary Barbed Wire and Mandolins (1997). More recently he has published Urban Harvest (2004) and other creative non-fiction works and contributed English translations of younger Italian poets to Italville, an Anthology of New Italian Writing, published in Canada by Exile Edition (2006). He lives in Ottawa and teaches at Carleton University.
The Other Passenger = L’altro Passegero (fiction – text in English and Italian) with the poem: Self-Portrait / Autoritratto (Ottawa –Toronto: Trans-Verse Books, 2013)
Immigrant Songs, The poems, fiction and letters of Saro D’Agostino, Collected, edited and with an introduction by Antonino Mazza (Toronto: Quattro Books, 2012)