DiCiccoPoet by Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni

Poem name: DiCiccoPoet Poet name: Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni Poem: Oh he was quite a sight the leather jacket and the slouching hat over his sharp eyes surging into the crusty CanLit tea room all italian rhythm and saucy confidence. It wasn’t all illusion not exactly the magic act captured an eager generation while all the time inside something else was going on. Flying deeper into the end of the century when the soul emerged dazed and struggling those sharp eyes were liberated no need for hat or collar no need for any costume now he was free for flight. End of poem. Credits: Copyright © Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni Previously Published online in the Fall 2020 newsletter of the Association of Italian Canadian Writers Caroline Morgan came from suburban Philadelphia PA to the University of Toronto to study English Language and Literature. One of her teachers was Marshall McLuhan. She met Alberto Di Giovanni when she took Italian courses, including Dante and Petrarch. They married, stayed in Toronto, raised their family, and contributed to the social fabric of the city. Caroline edited 4 anthologies of Italian Canadian poetry and prose, and has published 2 books of poetry, Looking at Renaissance Paintings and Other Poems (2008) and Second Collection (2012). Her poems have been included in several anthologies, magazines, and online.