Poetry. "Loitersack" is 17th century slang for a lay-abed, a lazybones. In his new book LOITERSACK, Donato Mancini (YOU MUST WORK HARDER TO WRITE POETRY OF EXCELLENCE, Bookthug, 2012) extends his inquiry of Canadian poetry and poetics in the form of a book that contains poetry, poetics, theory, theory theatre, and laugh particles. In some senses a commonplace book—a scrapbook of borrowed quotations—LOITERSACK is the poet's personal book of critical reflections, describing a broad topography of poetic knowledge.
Writer / critic / visual artist Donato Mancini is the author of LOITERSACK (2014), YOU MUST WORK HARDER TO WRITE POETRY OF EXCELLENCE (2012), BUFFET WORLD (2010), Fact 'N' Value (2010), AETHEL (2008), and Ligatures (2005). The Hamilton, ON native lives in Vancouver, where he is enrolled in the PhD program at the University of BC.
Author City: VANCOUVER, BC CAN