Mary di Michele
Mary di Michele was born in Italy in 1949 and raised in Canada. She is the author of several books of poetry, including Luminous Emergencies, which was short-listed for the Trillium Prize; and Debriefing the Rose, short-listed for the A.M. Klein award. Her poetry has been translated into Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch and Chinese. Her novels include Tenor of Love, and Under My Skin, which was a Harper’s Magazine Notable Book in 1994. Di Michele is the winner of numerous prizes including first prize for poetry in the CBC literary competition and the Air Canada Award. She is a professor in the English Department of Concordia University, where she teaches in the creative writing program.