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Forget-Sadness-Grass

Forget-Sadness-Grass is the sixth collection of poetry by Canadian writer Antony Di Nardo.

Antony Di Nardo

The cover of Antony Di Nardo's poetry book Forget-Sadness-Grass, which features bright orange lilies on a black background and text in a cloud-like shape at the top.

The sixth collection of poetry from award-winning poet Antony Di Nardo takes the reader on a journey into and through mortality, nostalgia, memories of home, lost love, forgetting, the cycle of loss and unexpected yet welcome discovery, with the resilient daylily as an ever present-companion; the collection is told with Di Nardo's customary grace, modesty, rhythm and precision — poems to learn from, be moved by, surprised by and encouraged by.

Di Nardo's poems have a sublime precision that relies on the sonic and visual play of language. In poetry that surprises as much as it illuminates, Di Nardo delves into aspects of mortality, memory and forgetting, the cycles of loss and discovery. Di Nardo's sixth collection takes its name from the Chinese ideogram for daylily, that tawny orange blossom, which bursts its borders in the summer and, in this book, finds its way into poetry that blurs the line between mysticism and lyricism. (From Ronsdale Press)

Forget-Sadness-Grass is available on Oct. 15, 2022.

Antony Di Nardo is the author of five previous collections of poetry. His work has been translated into several languages and appears widely in journals and anthologies both in Canada and internationally. He has won Exile's Gwendolyn MacEwen Prize for best suite of poems, for a work which was also nominated for a National Magazine Award, and was a finalist for the 2020 CBC Poetry Prize. He was born in Montreal.

 

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