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Bibliography of Works by and about Mary Di Michele

Books by di Michele

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

Bread and Chocolate. Ottawa: Oberon Press, 1980. (Printed with Bronwen Wallace, Marrying into the Family.)

Mimosa and Other Poems. Oakville: Mosaic Press, 1981, reprinted 1983.

Necessary Sugar. Ottawa: Oberon Press, 1983.

Anything is Possible: A Selection of Eleven Women Poets. Ed. Mary di Michele. Oakville: Mosaic Press, 1984.

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

Under My Skin. Novel. Kingston: Quarry Press, 1994.

Luminous Emergencies. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1990.

Stranger in You: Selected Poems and New. Toronto: Oxford U.P. 1995.

Debriefing the Rose. Toronto: Anansi, 1998.

Tenor of Love. Novel. Toronto: Penguin Group, New York: Simon and Schuster, 2005.

The Flower of Youth: Pier Paolo Pasolini Poems. Toronto: ECW Press, 2011.

Poetry Included in Anthologies

(chronological order)

Wayman, Tom, ed. A Government Job at Last. Vancouver: MacLeod Books, 1976.

Di Cicco, Pier Giorgio, ed. Roman Candles. Toronto: Hounslow Press, 1978.

Atwood, Margaret, ed. The New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse. Toronto: Oxford U.P., 1982.

Bennett, Donna & Russell Brown, eds. An Anthology of Canadian Literature in English. Vol. II. Toronto: Oxford U.P., 1983.

Norris, Ken, ed. Canadian Poetry Now: 20 Poets of the ‘80's. Toronto: Anansi Press, 1984.

Di Giovanni, Caroline M., ed. Italian-Canadian Voices. Oakville: Mosaic Press, 1984.

Dietz, Berd, ed. Antologia de la Poesia Anglocanadiense Contemporanea. Spain: Los Libros de la frontera, 1985.

Sagaris, Lake, ed. Un Pajaro es Un Poema. Pehuen, Chile: Casa Canada, 1986.

Lee, Dennis, ed. The New Canadian Poets. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1986.

Sullivan, Rosemary, ed. Poetry by Canadian Women. Toronto: Oxford U.P., 1989.

Hofman Nemiroff, Greta, ed. Celebrating Canadian Women: Poetry and Prose by and about Women. Toronto: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1989.

Borovilos, John, ed. Breaking Through: A Canadian Literary Mosaic. Toronto: Prentice-Hall, 1990.

Alford, Edna & Claire Harris, eds. Kitchen Talk. Red Deer: Red Deer College Press, 1992.

Karpinski, Eva & Ian Lea, eds. Pens of Many Colours: A Canadian Reader. Toronto: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Can., 1993.

Wainwright, A., ed. Border Lines: Contemporary Poems in English. Toronto: Copp Clark, 1995.

Kamboureli, Smaro, ed. Making a Difference: Canadian Multicultural Literature. Toronto: Oxford U.P., 1996.

Loriggio, Francesco, ed. L’Altra storia: Antologia della letteratura Italo-Canadese. Vibo Valentia: Monteleone, 1998.

Pivato, Joseph, ed. The Anthology of Italian-Canadian Writing. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 1998.

De Franceschi, Marisa, ed. Pillars of Lace: The Anthology of Italian-Canadian Women Writers. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 1998.


Holmes, Michael Morgan. Mary di Michele. in Canadian Writers and Their Works.
Vol. 11.Ed. Robert Lecker, et al. Toronto: ECW Press, 1995.

Pivato, Joseph, ed. Mary di Michele: Essays on Her Works. Toronto: Guernica, 2005.

Articles, Interviews and Essays

(chronological order)

Pivato, Joseph. "The Arrival of Italian-Canadian Writing." Canadian Ethnic Studies 14. 1 (1982).

Sullivan, Rosemary. "A Fine Anguish." Waves 10. 1-2 (1981): 116-17.

Pivato, Joseph. "An Immigrant Daughter and a Female Writer: Interview with Mary di Michele." Vice Versa 1. 5-6 (Juin, 1984): 21-22.

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

Pivato, Joseph. "The Return Journey in Italian-Canadian Literature." Canadian Literature 106 (Fall, 1985).

Billings, Robert. "Contemporary Influences on the Poetry of Mary di Michele." in Contrasts: Comparative Essays on Italian-Canadian Writing. Ed. J. Pivato. Montreal: Guernica Editions, 1985. 121-52.

Pivato, Joseph. "Italian-Canadian Women Writers Recall History." Canadian Ethnic Studies 18. 1 (1986).

di Michele, Mary. "The Wonderland." Poetry Canada Review 8. 1 (Autumn, 1986): 26-28.

_____. "We Came to Eat," Books in Canada (Nov. 1986).

_____. "Cosmology and Language: The New Priests and the Old Speculations," Poetry Canada Review 8. 2-3 (Spring, 1987).

_____. "A South American Education." Books in Canada (Aug-Sept. 1987): 3.

_____. "Writers from Invisible Cities." Canadian Women Studies/Cahiers de la femme 8.2 ( Summer 1987): 37-38.

_____. "Gwendolyn MacEwen 1941-1987." Books in Canada ( Jan.-Feb. 1988): 6.

Federici, Corrado. "The Dynamics of Mary di Michele’s Moral Vision." Italian Canadiana 4 (1988).

Boelhower, William. "Italo-Canadian Poetry and Ethnic Semiosis in the Postmodern Context." Canadian Literature 119 (1988): 171-78.

Cooke, Nathalie. "Mary di Michele: on the Integrity of Speech and Silence." Canadian Poetry 26 (Spring, 1990): 43-53.

di Michele, Mary. "Conversations with the Living and the Dead." in Language in Her Eye. Eds. Libby Scheier, Sarah Sheard & Eleanor Wachtel. Toronto: Coach House Press, 1990. 100-106.

di Michele, Mary. "Un piccolo rinascimento.& in Writers in Transition. Eds. C.D. Minni & Anna Foschi Ciampolini. Montreal: Guernica Editions, 1990.

Godard, Barbara. "The Discourse of the Other: Canadian Literature and the Question of Ethnicity," Massachusetts Review 31. 1-2 (1990): 153-184.

Cooke, Nathalie. "O to be Italian in Toronto: Mary di Michele’s Elegies,” Italian Americana 19:2 (1991).

Godard, Barbara. "Patterns of their own particular ceremonies: A conversation in an elegiac mode between Mary di Michele and Barbara Godard." Open Letter 7. 9 (Winter 1991): 36-59.

di Michele, Mary. "Notes towards Reconstructing Orpheus: The Language of Desire." Essays in Canadian Writing 43 (Spring 1991): 14-22.

Norris, Ken. "Stealing the Language: An Interview with Mary di Michele." Essays in Canadian Writing 43 (Spring 1991): 2-13.

Lane, M Travis. "Contemporary Concerns." Review of Al Purdy, di Michele and Pasquale Verdicchio. Fiddlehead 174 (1992-93): 104-11.

Pressburger, Giorgio. "Com'era verde la mia Calabria." La Repubblica (18 Agosto, 1993).

Kalman Naves, Elaine. The Writers of Montreal. Montreal: Vehicule Press, 1993.

Pivato, Joseph. Echo: Essays on Other Literatures. (various essays) Toronto: Guernica, 1994.

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

Golini, Vera. "Canadian Women Writers of Italian Origin and Language." Italian Canadiana 11 (1995).

Di Michele, Mary. "Anne Carson The Matrix Interview." Matrix 49 (1996): 11-17.

Reibentanz, J.M. Contemporary Women Poets. Detroit: St. James Press, 1997.

Kalman Naves, Elaine. Putting Down Roots: Montreal ’s Immigrant Writers. Montreal: Vehicule Press, 1998.

Scambray, Kenneth. The North American Italian Renaissance: Italian Writing in America and Canada. Toronto: Guernica, 2000.

Di Michele, Mary. "Rereading Saro D’Agostino." in The Dynamics of Cultural Exchange. Ed. Licia Canton. Montreal: Cusamon, 2002.

Pivato, Joseph. "Lost in 3-D: Di Cicco, di Michele, D’Alfonso." in The Dynamics of Cultural Exchange, op. cit., 2002.

di Michele, Mary. "Stranger in You: Falling in Love With Poetry: Writers and Readers on the seductions of verse." New Quarterly 97 (Winter 2006): 6-18.

Theses on di Michele

Colangelo, Gladis Lucia. The Poetic World of Mary di Michele from Tree of August to Immune to Gravity. Facoltà di Lettere, Università degli Studi di Roma, 1990-91.

Cooke, Nathalie. The Fictive Confessions of Audrey Thomas and Mary di Michele. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of English, University of Toronto, 1990.

Bonato, Lisa. Mothers and Daughters in Italian-Canadian Women’s Narratives. M.A., Department of Comparative Literature, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 1994.

Muchnik, Debra F. Sisters and Strangers: Canadian Ethnic Women Writers. M.A., Department of Comparative Literature, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 1995.

Sarlo-Hayes, Elizabeth. The Italian Immigrant Woman in Post World War II Canada: Overt and Covert Stories. M.A., Canadian Heritage and Development Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, 1998.

Books on di Michele

Joseph Pivato, Editor. Mary di Michele: Essays on Her Works. Toronto: Guernica, 2007.

Updated February 12 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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