A turbulent, celebratory flight from an accomplished witness and journeyman.
Antony Di Nardo’s third collection of poems occupies the air between Canada and Lebanon, viewer and painting, victim and triggerman, reader and page. Blending a bohemian ebullience with a reporter’s obligation to witness, the poems in Roaming Charges are a heady and celebratory bouquet of jet fuel, camaraderie and muezzin music. They look long and hard at their subjects, but also speak of the trails those subjects leave across the skies.
I look for contraband from the infinite
in the work of others, ducks in a tree,
tales of mishaps/shipshapes, insincerities
that gloss the fugitive crickets and their happiness,
slip-ups at the marvels of a spirit world
still stuck in the land of vapours, a sound
like distant thunder from the back of the plane…
—from “James Tate (Poets on a Plane)”
Praise for Roaming Charges:
“This latest collection is luminous with the undeniable self in lyrical surrender to the dramas of mankind.” —Robin Richardson
“This is poetry that aches… that matters.” —Michael Mirolla
- Cobourg launch of poet’s new collection Oct. 1
Wally Keeler, Northumberland Today
- The Power of Observation | Review of “Roaming Charges” by Antony Di Nardo (2015) Brick Books
Steven Buechler, The Library of Pacific Tranquility, June 2, 2015
- Most Anticipated: Spring 2015 Poetry Preview
Kerry Clare, the 49th Shelf, January 26, 2015
About the Author
Antony Di Nardo is a poet and teacher. He currently divides his time between Beirut, Lebanon—where he teaches English at International College—and central Canada. He is the author of two previous collections of poems: Alien, Correspondent (Brick Books, 2010) and Soul on Standby (Exile Editions, 2010).