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Featured Poetry: This Nothing's Place by Pasquale Verdicchio

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Featured Poetry: This Nothing's Place by Pasquale Verdicchio

Guernica Editions, 2008

This Nothing’s Place takes its title from Canadian artist and writer Emily Carr’s book Klee Wyck. Walking the seashore around Uclulet, on Vancouver Island’s west coast, Carr describes a strip of land that belongs to Nothing. Neither sea nor shore, this place that escapes definition is where imagination and uncommon vitality converge and become creativity. M. Travis Lane has written that Pasquale Verdicchio’s poems are not so much static as full of fractured motion. “Travel is taking place among the conventional signs of our poetry. By avoiding the sentence, Verdicchio avoids the sense of purposefulness, the relief of arrival.”

From the cataloge. Read more about Pasquale Verdicchio's books at the Guernica Editions website.