About Rocco


Rocco is based in Toronto. He has been published in over 30 magazines and literary journals in Canada and abroad, including Descant, Queens Quarterly, Event and Canadian Literature. He has appeared on radio specials in Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax and New York City and has been commissioned to write poetry by the CBC. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the arts ezine, Latchkey.net, and is working on his third collection of poetry, "Everything is Still Burning: 20 Travel Poems." Another collection, published by Fooliar Press, is expected in the fall of 2005 Rocco has travelled much throughout Europe and Asia and Canada and all the places and experiences reflect in his writing. He has worked as a garbage man, a research reporter, a rickshaw driver, a hard labourer, and presently an English instructor for new Canadian immigrants. He has launched his website not only to promote his own poetry and art, but also to open an online venue for other artists like himself, struggling for an audience and a stake in a little immortality.

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Hey all, this will be a fantastic night!

Hope you can make it out!

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Hey all,

Hope you all can make it to this great event. I’m honoured to be reading along side of Mark Sampson and Sneda Madhavan-Reese next Tuesday!

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Time: 7:45 PM, Tuesday, May 10, 2016.
Place: The Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Avenue, just east of Broadview Subway Station
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Hey All,

I hope you can make it out this Sunday.

Event: Fundraiser Poetry Event for Jacob Scheier.
Where: 170 Baldwin Street (2nd floor: The Secret Handshake Gallery)
When: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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An upcoming mini-feature! Hope you’ll can make it out.

Words and Music Salon

When: Saturday, March 5th, 2015, 1:30-4:30 PM.
What: Guest Feature (ten minutes)
Location: Vino Rosso, 995 Bay Street South. Click here for details.