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ISBN 978-1-77171-348-1 Catching Desire (fiction & poetry) 24.95
published 2020 150 pages

Carmelo Militano’s new book Catching Desire is an account of the turbulent artistic life, and often erotically charged art of the maudit, ‘damned,’ Modernist painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani. Militano effectively mixes poetry and prose to evoke the life and art of Modigliani. The writing is rich in texture, images, and detail; a type of sensual reasoning.

ISBN 978-1-77171-312-2 Lost Aria (fiction) 24.95
published 2018 118 pages

Carmelo Militano applies his playful cinematic eye and engaging poetics to create a series of original stories told by eight different narrators each exploring their own truths about desire. The short stories in Lost Aria are filled with sensual and evocative detail whether set in Canada, the ancient city states of Italy, or Winnipeg and Rome.

ISBN 978-1-77171-160-9 The Stone-Mason's Notebook (poetry) 23.95
published 2016 66 pages

The Stone Mason’s Notebook is both a continuation and an expansion of Militano’s poetic awareness and voice. It is a restless voice that seeks to reveal, celebrate, and capture a complex consciousness rooted in personal history, Winnipeg, Calabria, classical myth and the flux and power of art, ‘its inarticulate purity.’

ISBN 978-1-77171-034-3 Morning After You (poetry) 23.95
published 2014 96 pages

Militano’s poems celebrate and mediate and seek to capture the complicated dual reality of being and seeing from two cultural perspectives. Militano’s use of direct language, image, and subtle ironic tone combine to create a unique and fresh voice in Canadian letters.

ISBN 978-1-77171-002-2 Sebastiano’s Vine (fiction) 24.95
published 2013 116 pages

Sebastiano’s Vine is both a gritty urban story and a fresh re-telling of the immigrant experience. The novella moves back and forth in time as Michael Filo seeks to understand himself, revisits his childhood betrayal and guilt, and the curse of an ancient family wine made from a discovered grape in a once forgotten patch of land.