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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:Continental European
  • Language:English
  • Pages:96
  • eBook ISBN:9781617925122

Stiletto Heels And A Pork Pie Hat

Poetry Collection

by Luigi Monteferrante

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Downtown. Three in the morning. Dreamers, shysters, hipsters, nightowls, birds and hawks down and out or on the make - these, and many more, portraits people the pages of Stiletto Heels & A Pork Pie Hat, the city as it is when the others sleep.
Downtown. Big City. Three in the morning. Dreamers, shysters, hipsters, nightowls, birds and hawks down and out or on the make - these, and many more, portraits people the pages of Stiletto Heels & A Pork Pie Hat, the city as it is when the others sleep. Nighthawk at Dawn, Wise Man At The Diner, but also First Kiss are a few of the poems and portraits peopling this collection of poems, a celebration of life, its loves, passions, worries and concerns, a stage of unforgettable characters who are complex: the man next door, the woman across the table, the wife of twenty years, tired husbands, fretful mothers, ambitious daughters all struggling with jobs, friends, relationships; in the struggle, a celebration of life: as bright and vibrant as the neon lights lighting your face in the mirror across the counter, but also that mask of of ennui, the wicked smile of sane cynicism, or that capful of good humor that at the break of dawn props one up for yet another round of life as it should be lived.
About the author
A Canadian author and composer, Luigi Monteferrante was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. Besides short stories published in Chicago Quarterly Review, Happy, Taylor Trust; his poems have appeared in: Quills Canadian Poetry, Fractions, Neon, Forma Fluens, Poesia/Indiana Bay, Motel 58, Word Slaw, poetryfriends, kudos, Sonar 4, Poet’s Ink Review, The Battered Suitcase/Vagabondage Press, Twisted Tongue, Danse Macabre, Language & Culture, Kritya, Burst Now, Yellow Mama, greenbeard, Glass Poetry Journal, Wow, Orbis, Faraway Journal, riverbabble, Blueprint Review, Unheard Magazine, Toucan, Accenti, Sex & Murder, Sparkbright, Record, Valent Range, Skive Magazine, A Propos, Gloom Cupboard, Montreal Serai. His first novel, At the Hearth of the Devil's Lair, was described as "...heavily imbued with allusion, stream of consciousness, and musicality, Monteferrante's prose carries the reader throughout the narrative with skillful ease... A definitive Canadian ouevre, it exemplifies a labyrinthine take of love, reconnection, and composition, much like the famed Devil's Lair in the novel." Review by Matthew Masucci, Florida English. Novel published by Tomato, 2002. Available at Discography: Luigi studied Social Sciences and Classics. He lives in Vasto Marina, Italy where, of late, he has been writing plays, most notably: The Thing About Love, a one-act play on the ballistics of love, which premiered at Pete's Candy Store in Williamsburg, New York, on 3 May 2011.
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