It is an opera, serious, but also full of joy and life and, at times humour. The book (without sacrificing any of the major pieces or losing the thread of the themes of family and food) borrows its st
It is an opera, serious, but also full of joy and life and, at times humour. The book (without sacrificing any of the major pieces or losing the thread of the themes of family and food) borrows its structure from opera. It has an overture, two major acts or portions, separated by a very moving intermezzo, and finished off with a finale.
There are tragic notes, of course (no opera is complete without them) but also notes of exuberance. To Make a Bridge has arias, duets, choruses — everything that makes it worth reading and watching.
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Antonia Facciponte is an emerging writer. She recently graduated from Victoria College at the University of Toronto, receiving a Bachelor of Arts with high distinction.
Interested in researching the ever—evolving human interaction with literary voice(s), Antonia will be starting her MA in English in the Field of Creative Writing at U of T this upcoming fall. She received the Canadian Graduate Scholarships?Master's Program Award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Counsel for their December 2019 Competition.
Antonia's poetry has been published in various literary magazines, including Exile: The Literary Quarterly, The Northern Appeal, ACTA Victoriana, and The Trinity Review. Her poetic suite "To Make a Bridge" was shortlisted for ELQ's Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Competition for Emerging Writers in 2020. She is a former editor of The Trinity Review and IDIOM, two U of T campus—based journals.
This is her first book.