The Montreal Book Of The Dead is a sterling little treat from the ever-strong voice of Mary di Michele.”

“These poems are full of tender ghosts.”

– Michael Dennis

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Poet, novelist, and member of the collaborative writing group, Yoko’s Dogs, Mary di Michele is author of eleven books including a selected poems, Stranger in You, Oxford University Press 1995, and the novel, Tenor of Love, Viking Canada, Simon & Schuster USA 2005. She lives in Montreal where she teaches at Concordia University. Her most recent books are The Flower of Youth, Pier Paolo Pasolini Poems, ECW Press, 2011, and with Yoko’s Dogs, Whisk, Pedlar Press 2013. Awards include first prize, CBC literary competition, the Air Canada Writing Award, and The Malahat Review long poem.