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Author: David Giannini

David Giannini's most recent full-length collections of poetry include IN A MOMENT WE MAY BE STRANGELY BLENDED (2019); MAYHAP (2019); THE FUTURE ONLY RATTLES WHEN YOU PICK IT UP (2018) (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award;) and FACES SOMEWHERE WILD (2017), (all published by Dos Madres Press) and Porous Borders (prosepoems published by Spuyten Duyvil Press in 2017.) He received Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Awards; The Osa and Lee Mays Award For Poetry; an award for prosepoetry from the University of Florida; a Finalist Award from the Naugatuck Review, and a Finalist Award for the James Hearst Poetry Prize of The North American Poetry Review in 2021. He also published three chapbooks during the first year of Covid: Viral Packet (Covid-related poems;) Semblance Vagrant (prosepoems;) and 10 Chapters from the Dawn, each published by New Feral Press in 2020-21. He has been a gravedigger; beekeeper; taught at Williams College, The University of Massachusetts, and Berkshire Community College, and he taught preschoolers and high school students, among others. Giannini was the Lead Rehabilitation Counselor for Compass Center, which he co-founded as the first rehabilitation clubhouse for severely and chronically mentally ill adults in the northwest corner of Connecticut.

The Dawn of Nothing Important
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The Dawn of Nothing Important

Dos Madres Press

Each of the eight sections of David Giannini’s THE DAWN OF NOTHING IMPORTANT contains mostly short poems and prose poems embodying aspects of Time and Duration anchored in the physical, and most often the natural, world. The book is, in its way, tim...

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Faces Somewhere Wild
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Faces Somewhere Wild

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. "David Giannini's FACES SOMEWHERE WILD spans his 45 years in the Berkshire hill-towns of Massachusetts. Like the farmer whose 'face resembles what's fixed and moves around him,' he is an astute observer of other faces. The man-with-the-broom...

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The Future Only Rattles When You Pick It Up
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The Future Only Rattles When You Pick It Up

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. "I have been an admirer of David Giannini's work since I first heard him read Antonio and Clara, a moving tribute to his grandparents. While that book invites comparisons, as most good poetry does, THE FUTURE ONLY RATTLES WHEN YOU PICK IT UP...

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In A Moment We May Be Strangely Blended
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In A Moment We May Be Strangely Blended

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. "David Giannini's poems are as intricate as a hall of receding mirrors. Readers enter into these elemental, historical, and phenomenological poems only to find themselves indeed strangely blended, on an unexpected ride that skirts closely to...

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Mayhap
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Mayhap

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. "There is a singular pleasure in very short poems. David Giannini's reach in many directions: sharp observation, laughter, love, grief, irony, bitterness, wonderment. Reading these poems I kept wondering if there are some themes so wide that...

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Rim/Wave
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Rim/Wave

Quale Press

Poetry. Art. Woodcuts by Franklin Feldman. Rim is a man who works and thinks mainly with his body, a thinking farmhand, someone who labors physically and sees through things to a deeper level or core at times making spiritual sense also. RIM is a st...

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Side-Ways
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Side-Ways

Quale Press

Poetry. In SIDE-WAYS, we are left with the fragments of a world that have fashioned themselves into their own inexplicable order. Things change incompletely, laying bare their more primal aspects while striving for the new. Men "become raw statues s...

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Span of Thread
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Span of Thread

Cervena Barva Press

Poetry. The poems in SPAN OF THREAD range from the autobiographical to celebrations of people and outdoor work, black humor, metaphysical-spiritual poems, and they often sneak up on the reader with outrageous assaults on sense and linearity.

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