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Franco Cortese
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Franco Cortese is an experimental poet living in Thorold, Ontario with his wife, Brittany May, and their son, Maverick. His poetry won the 2020 UNESCO / Brock University Sustainability Poetry Prize, was longlisted for the 2019 CBC Poetry Prize and has appeared in Literary Review of Canada, The Malahat Review, Canadian Literature, The Capilano Review, filling Station, ditch, and others. His recent chapbooks include aeiou (No Press 2018), uoiea (above/ground press 2019), teksker (Simulacrum Press 2019) no mỡ, no mo, no mò (nOIR:Z 2020) and tú cu nǔ sù yù mù (Trainwreck Press 2020), with other chapbooks forthcoming from Anstruther Press, Gap Riot Press, Timglaset, Hesterglock Press, Serif of Nottingham and others. He also has leaflets, booklets and other poetic ephemera out through The Blasted Tree, Penteract Press, and Spacecraft Press. His work has been published both within Canada and abroad and has been anthologized in Concrete and Constraint (Penteract Press 2018) and Science Poems (Penteract Press 2020).
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