Pier Giorgio di Cicco

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Birthday
5, 1949
Birthplace
Italy
Birth Sign
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Birthday
5, 1949 (age 70)
Birthplace
Italy

About

Italian-Canadian poet whose works include The Tough Romance and Flying Deeper Into the Century. His free-verse poems are known for their powerful imagery and focus on the emotional impact of modern society.

Before Fame

He began publishing poems while he was a student at the University of Toronto. His early collections include We are the Light Turning and Dancing in the House of Cards.

Trivia

He lived in an Augustinian monastery for a time and went on to serve as friar in an Ontario parish.

Family Life

He was born into an Italian family in Arezzo and was raised in Baltimore, Montreal, and Toronto.

Associated With

He was Toronto's second Poet Laureate; Dennis Lee was the city's first.

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