photo credit: Cameron Hayne
WORKS

POETRY

Debriefing the Rose: Poems. Toronto: House of Anansi, 1998.

Stranger in You: Poems Selected and New. Toronto: Oxford UP, 1995.

Luminous Emergencies: Poems. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1990.

Immune to Gravity. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1986.

Necessary Sugar: Poems. Ottawa: Oberon Press, 1983.

Mimosa and Other Poems. Oakville: Mosaic Press/Valley Editions, 1981.

Bread and Chocolate: Poems by Mary di Michele and Bronwen Wallace. Ottawa: Oberon, 1980.

There’s Sky Above My Sky. Toronto: League of Canadian Poets, 1980.

Tree of August. Toronto: Three Trees Press, 1978.

OTHER WORK

Under My Skin. Kingston: Quarry, 1994.

Di Michele, Mary, ed. Anything is Possible: A Collection of Eleven Women Poets. Oakville, ON: Mosaic
Press, 1984.

CRITICISM

Billings, Robert. “Contemporary Influences on the Poetry of Mary di Michele.” Contrasts. Ed. Joseph Pivato. Montreal: Guernica Editions, 1985. 132.

Billings, Robert. “Discovering the Sizes of the Heart: The Poems of Mary di Michele.” Essays on Canadian
Writing
27 (1983-84): 95-115.

Cooke, Nathalie. “Debriefing the Poet: An Interview with Mary di Michele.” ARC 34 (1995): 25-31.

Cooke, Nathalie. “Mary di Michele: On the Integrity of Speech and Silence.” Canadian Poetry 26 (1990).

Drodge, Susan. Rev. of Debriefing the Rose, by Mary di Michele. Canadian Literature 165 (2000): 122-
125.

Federici, Corrado. “The Gravity of Mary di Michele’s Poetry.” Poetry Canada Review 13.3 (1993): 8-13.

Hamelin, Christine. Rev. of Stranger in You: Selected Poems & New, by Mary di Michele. Journal of
Canadian Poetry
12 (1997): 60-65.

Rev. of Stranger in You: Selected Poems & New, by Mary di Michele. Books In Canada 24.8 (1995): 37.

Rev. of Stranger in You: Selected Poems & New, by Mary di Michele. Quill & Quire 61.11 (1995): 39-40.

Shea, Theresa. Rev. of Debriefing the Rose, by Mary di Michele. Quill & Quire 64.7 (1998): 36.

Suarez, Isabel. Rev. of Debriefing the Rose, by Mary di Michele. Journal of Canadian Poetry 15 (1998):
81-84.

Sullivan, Rosemary. “A Fine Anguish.” Waves 10.1/2 (1981): 116-17.

York, Lorraine M. “Home Thoughts or Abroad? A Rhetoric of Place in Modern and Postmodern Canadian Political Poetry.” Essays on Canadian Writing 51/52 (1993): 321-339.

Zieroth, Dale. Rev. of Mimosa and Other Poems, by Mary di Michele. Event 11.2 (1982): 131-34.

AWARDS

1980: 1st Prize for Poetry in the CBC Literacy Competition

1983: Air Canada Writing Award

BIOGRAPHY

Mary di Michele was born in 1949 in Italy. Her family moved to Canada when she was six years old, and she grew up in Toronto. She received her BA at the University of Toronto in 1972, and her MA in English and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor. She currently teaches creative writing at Concordia University. Di Michele has published six volumes of poetry, and has also published a novel. In 1984, di Michele edited a collection of the work of young women poets entitled Anything is Possible.

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