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Black Tongue
Guernica Editions, 1983
80 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9780919349070
ISBN10: 0919349072
$15.00 Canada, $15.00 US

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Antonio D'Alfonso's verse is sans the ornaments or relics of mercy. He is anything but frugal with his wrath or passion. He explores human instinct and feeling, and presents them for the delicate beasts they are. There is little, it seems, in this world which is above contempt or incapable of beauty. His words are the filigree of intricate truths and their challenge. Accept the truth and the vision may leave one writhing, bruised. Bitterness and love, both carnal and spiritual, are the avengers in the void. The fine art of torment. Like crystal words in a world of glass. -- Hollie Watson
No man is free/ till he is chained/ by love; but love/ has not such chains.

Books by Antonio D'Alfonso

Beyond The Flames Black Tongue Coming Here, Being Here: A Canadian Migration Anthology Dreaming Our Space Duologue: On Culture and Identity Fabrizio's Passion Farida Pasquale Verdicchio: Essays on His Works Queror Quêtes: Textes d'auteurs italo-québécois Tell Me What Moves You The Blueness of Light: Selected Poems: 1988-2002 The Clarity of Voices: Selected Poems 1974-1981 The Irrelevant Man The Last Woman: Selected Poems 1991-2001 The Man Who Delivers Clouds The Other Shore The Two-Headed Man: Collected Poems 1970-2020 Vigil Poems Voix off: Dix poètes anglophones du Québec