Donato Mancini

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Poet and interdisciplinary artist Donato Mancini is the author of books and chapbooks of poetry and text-based visual art, including same diff, Snowline, Loitersack, Buffet World, Fact ‘N’ Value, Hell Passport no.22, Æthel, 58 Free Coffees, and Ligatures. His work has been nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the ReLit Poetry Award, and Ligatures received honourable mention in the Alcuin Society book design awards. The Griffin Poetry Prize judges wrote that “He fractures words to let out their yolk” and further observed that, “Even Mancini’s words never seem to be his. He is a custodian of language who returns it to us cleaned.” He has also published critical writing, including the exploration of the archive, time, and memory in Anamnesia: Unforgetting, and a discourse analysis of poetry reviews in You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence (2012). He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of British Columbia.