About the Author

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Rocco de Giacomo is a widely published poet whose work has appeared in literary journals in Canada, Australia, England, Hong Kong and the US. His work has recently been accepted for publication in The Windsor Review and Canlit, and has most recently been published in Prairie Fire. Rocco’s poetry has also been featured on the CBC. He is the author of numerous chapbooks including, in 2008, Catching Dawn’s Breath. In 2009, his first full-length poetry collection, Ten Thousand Miles Between Us, was launched through Quattro Books. In 2010, Ten Thousand Miles was longlisted for the ReLit Poetry Award. In 2011, it was selected for Poetry NOW’s 3rd Annual Battle of the Bards. His latest collection, Every Night of Our Lives, was published with Guernica Editions in the fall of 2016. His third poetry collection, entitled Brace Yourselves, is coming out in the fall of 2017, through Quattro Books. From 2008 to 2014, Rocco volunteered on the committee for the Art Bar Poetry Series, Canada’s longest running weekly series. Rocco lives in Toronto with his wife, Lisa Keophila, a fabric artist, and his daughters, Ava and Matilda.

You can order Every Night of Our Lives at the following links:

Click here for Guernica Editions.
Click here for Amazon.
Click here for Indigo.

You can order Ten Thousand Miles Between Us at the following links:

Click here for the Amazon.com page.
Click here for the Amazon.ca page.
Click here for the Chapters.indigo page.


This website has been created to not only advance Rocco’s work, but that of others as well. Roccodg.com is a multidisciplinary venue, promoting music, visual art and the written and spoken word from local and international artists alike.

Rocco de Giacomo lives with his wife Lisa in Toronto, where they both spend the fall and winter months planning their next escape.

Click here to view his Curriculum Vitae.


  1. Carey Toane
    September 23, 2008 @ 12:17 am

    Hi Rocco,

    I’m the new host for the Pivot reading series. I’m in the process of rebooking as many of the readers cancelled from the IV Lounge as possible, and I’d like to invite you to read at the new series. If you’re interested please contact me at the address above.

    Thanks and best,

  2. salvatore difalco
    September 13, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    Read a pantoum of yours in Fiddlehead … loved it. best thing in that journal by far. best to you, sal

  3. Rocco
    September 13, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

    Thanks so much for your kind words!!

  4. Mandeep
    January 20, 2015 @ 3:06 pm

    Could you please send me an email? I would like to reaply by inviting you to the CCDA conference in Spanish. June 2nd 2012I will send you the information with more details, maybe you or someone that you know will be interested in joining us.God Bless you

  5. sal difalco
    December 2, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

    Rocco. Read two wonderful poems of yours in recent Vallum. Always a nice little lift when I see your work in print. Peace. Sal Difalco.

  6. Rocco
    August 9, 2017 @ 1:29 am

    Thanks so much for you kind words Sal!

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