City Poems

Columnist Joe Fiorito contemplates life on the margins in his poetry collection, City Poems.

Joe Fiorito

City Poems has the authentic sound of the human voice, written to the rhythms, rough, often jagged, of the city. Fiorito's writing is tight, his wit oblique, his humanity large — his unforced, unsentimental style striking the perfect tone with a keen sense of place to anchor each short/sharp poem in a compelling emotional realm. This is a collection based on 18 years of experience prowling the back streets and darker corners of the city of Toronto. (From Exile Editions)

Author interview

Joe Fiorito on his poetry collection "City Poems," which offers "short, sharp" portraits of life on the margins.