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Carmelo Militano

Photo: Vera Paletta 2020

Carmelo Militano began his writing career as a free-lance journalist and broadcaster for CBC Radio One in Winnipeg.

Carmelo Militano  is a poet, writer, editor, teacher, and radio broadcaster.

Militano's poetry, fiction, and non-ficion explores the intersection and meeting of a dual consciousnes -Italian & English Canadian- in History, classical myth, family, idenity and the erotic.

 Carmelo Militano hosted and produced a weekly poetry( 2014-2017) show at CKUW FM 95.9 ( Winnipeg), called the P.I.New Poetry Show, where he inteviewed poets and writers locally and from across Canada. Podcasts can be found at Programs and Archives, CKUW, P.I. New Poetry Show.

Militano's poems, fiction, reviews and essays, and literary interviews have been published in a wide range of publications: Accenti, Black Scat Review, CV2,Italian Canadiana,La Macchina Sognante(Italy), Lemon Hound, Northern Poetry Review, Quebec Poetry Review, Sangara(Italy), The Lonely Offices, The Pacific Rim Review of Books, The Toronto Quarterly, PopMatters, and Prairie Fire.

Militano is a member of the League of Canadian Poets and The National Book Critics Circle( USA).               

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Catching Desire. Ekstasis Editions, 2020
Lost Aria. Ekstasis Editions, 2018
The Stone Mason's Notebook. Ekstasis Editions, 2016
Morning After You. Ekstasis Editions, 2014
Sebastiano's Vine. Ekstasis Editions, 2013
Feast Days ( poetry). Olive Press, 2010
The Fate of Olives ( non-fiction, travelogue). Olive Press, 2006
Ariadne's Thread ( poetry). Olive Press, 2004


F.G. Bressani Award for poetry for Ariadne's Thread, 2004
short-listed Eileen McTavis Skyes Award ( prose), for The Fate of Olives, 2007
short-listed F.G. Bressani Award for poetry for Weather Reports, 2012
short-listed Margaret Laurence Fiction Prize for Sebastiano's Vine, 2014
short-listed Margaret Laurence Fiction Prize for Lost Aria, 2019
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