The Rigged Universe

Author:   Anthony Labriola
Publisher:   Shanti Arts LLC
Edition:   2nd ed.
ISBN:  

9781951651213


Pages:   110
Publication Date:   24 March 2020
Format:   Paperback
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A collection of poems by Anthony Labriola that deal with the magical experience of living in our world and the chance encounters with its mystery. In these poems, the presence of the magician attests to a double vision as we live in nature while sensing the mystery behind it. The commonplace is charged with magic. Wonder takes over when we least expect it. The extraordinary is in us and around us. But what if we had a chance to learn the trick of experiencing reality and its illusory double? What if we could rig the universe and live a life that celebrates the magic and mystery of the world? What if we could find our bliss? Labriola's poems speak of the enchantments of the human journey and the odyssey of experience in a galaxy filled with legends and natural phenomena. The collection offers cosmic therapy --a lesson in learning to live with light and happiness.

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Author:   Anthony Labriola
Publisher:   Shanti Arts LLC
Imprint:   Shanti Arts LLC
Edition:   2nd ed.
Dimensions:   Width: 12.70cm , Height: 0.60cm , Length: 20.30cm
Weight:   0.118kg
ISBN:  

9781951651213


ISBN 10:   1951651219
Pages:   110
Publication Date:   24 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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As bright and firm as birds' wings, these poems carry us both above and through the earth's rigging, its frayed embrace. . . . we see the pain and longing behind the illusions; and how we watch in wonder, breathless as children, feet dangling above the rigged universe. John O'Neill, Canadian poet and novelist, author of Animal Walk, The Photographer of Wolves, Love in Alaska, Criminal Mountains, and Fatal Light Awareness. In the rigged eloquence of text and image, the inward and the outward correspond, mystify, and demystify. The poems lift higher and higher to the magical call of iridescent art, philosophy, and faith. Nic Labriola, Canadian educator, poet, fiction writer, and author of Naming the Mannequins and Francis and the Animals; son of the author.


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Anthony Labriola's work has appeared in such publications as The Canadian Forum, PRISM international, Lo Straniero, Vallum: New International Poetics, Still Point Arts Quarterly, and Passion: Poetry. He has had several collections of poetry published, including two by Shanti Arts-the other being Birds and Arrows (2017). Labriola was born in Italy but grew up in Canada. He comes from a large family, and many of his siblings are artists. He is married to his childhood sweetheart, Louisa Josephine. They have five grown children-each is an artist in his or her own right. Labriola's love of poetry began at a young age when he first read Dylan Thomas's The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower. The same force drove him to write and write and write with a focus on mystical realities. The theater also held a strange fascination for him, and he acted in, directed, and wrote many plays. After graduating high school in the late 1960s, he studied English and French at the University of Toronto. Bent on teaching literature and the arts, he received a B. Ed. in English and Dramatic Arts from the Faculty of Education, and an M.A. from the Graduate Center for the Study of Drama. He taught English, Drama and Performing Arts for thirty-two years. He was also Curriculum Chair in the Arts and was inspired by the talents of his students. Labriola now lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and teaches Life Writing at Seneca College.

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