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Guy Maddin interviewed in Uptown

Winnipeg's Uptown talks to Guy Maddin about mythologizing his home city and wooing film noir B-actress Ann Savage to play his mother in My Winnipeg. The feature also profiles Jon Paul Fiorentino (Theory of the Loser Class).

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Maddin and Fiorentino launch new books Winnipeg

May 20

On Wednesday, May 20, Winnipegger Guy Maddin faces off with Transconian Jon Paul Fiorentino for the launch of My Winnipeg and Stripmalling at the 'Sals on the bridge' Salisbury House (50 Provencher Boulevard). The event begins at 7 p.m. and, in addition to readings, features Maddin screening clips of his favourite film mothers and his last walk with Spanky the Guide Dog through Time.

Winnipeg vs. Transcona

Location: 
Salisbury House
50 Provencher Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB
Canada
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Montreal Poets take over Jacket Magazine

The latest edition of Jacket Magazine features an overview of Anglo-Quebec Poetry from 1976 to the present day.

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DC website namedrops David McGimpsey and Jon Paul Fiorentino

The Washington DC news and culture site, Brightest Young Things, recently posted an article on how to namedrop Montreal poets, in which Coach House authors Jon Paul Fiorentino (The Theory of the Loser Class) and David McGimpsey (Sitcom) feature largely.

Of Jon Paul Fiorentino:

This is the name to namedrop in Montreal.

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Jon Paul Fiorentino interrogated

rob mclennan asks Jon Paul Fiorentino (The Theory of the Loser Class) 12 or 20 Questions on his writers' blog:

3 - Where does a poem or piece of fiction usually begin for you?

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The Theory of the Loser Class wins Expozine Alternative Press Award

That poetic ode to failure, The Theory of the Loser Class, by Jon Paul Fiorentino, won the 2006 Expozine Alternative Press Award at the Expozine Awards Gala in Montreal last night (March 7, 2007).

To reflect the wide diversity of printed matter represented at Expozine, Montreal's only annual small press, comic and zine fair, six prizes are awarded: three prizes in English and three in French, for the following categories: Best book, Best comic, Best zine.

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The Theory of the Loser Class shortlisted for A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry

Jon Paul Fiorentino's latest poetry collection, The Theory of the Loser Class, has been shortlisted for the Quebec Writers' Federation award for poetry, the A.M.

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Prairie Fire reviews The Theory of the Loser Class

By Andrew Vaisius
Prairie Fire
July 30 6800

Jon Paul Fiorentino is a young poet whose work I admire, but his latest for Coach House, The Theory of the Loser Class, doesn't come across as wholly coherent. His warranted attack on our society is achieved by nitpicks, cynicisms, and fractioning already present divisions. Yet how can you not applaud a poet who intones: "Air-conditioner anxiety: flop sweat synchrony, apocrine odour sheathes . . ." Or, "And the conservationists: fossils with power washers." (15) even if you don't know what he's driving at.

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Vue Weekly's 'Inside Books' reviews The Theory of the Loser Class

By Bryan Birtles
Vue Weekly
September 21, 2006

I'M A LOSER, BABY, SO WHY DON'T YOU KILL ME?

Only a handful of pages into Jon Paul Fiorentino’s The Theory of the Loser Class, I burst into a friend’s apartment shouting that I had finally found a contemporary Canadian poet whose words embodied the soul and mind of the current generation. Not only that, but like the rest of us, he was a cynical bastard whose work not only lauded our generation, but sharply cut it down, too.

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Oct 9-11 | Coach House Takes Manhattan

October 9th through 11th, Coach House Books is hitting the Big Apple to celebrate its 40th year of publishing, and we're bringing four of our esteemed poets for the ride. Over three nights, in three separate events, Coach House will bring a taste of one of Canada's best literary presses to New York City. See below for all the event listings.

October 9 - Jon Paul Fiorentino reads at The Poetry Project, New York

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