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Norman Cristofoli

Brick Books

 

Several poems were recorded by my friend Valentino Assenza and showcased on the Brick Books audio project called “The Brickyard”.

You can hear some of my favourite spoken word pieces including Unused, Take Me and Quiver. Clink on the link below and then scroll down to the artists. I’m in the top row.

http://www.brickbooks.ca/brickyard/

 

 

 

 

wedding

Wedding Poem

My daughter asked me to read a poem at her wedding. Sometimes I write something and never know what it was meant for until it presents itself to me. I wrote this poem in a few years ago and was never sure about it until she asked me to read.

I immediately knew what this poem was about, and did a couple of edits to make it perfect. Have a listen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVkq7fer5Wo

If you would like to use this poem as a reading at your wedding (or friend or family), I’ve included the written text of the poem with the video. A big shout out to Paul Whyte and Terri Quinn for the production and photography. The wedding picture was done by Sebastian Furtado.

National Poetry Month Reading

Anna Yin asked me to come to Markham, Ontario to be the featured performer for National Poetry Month. The link below is my reading which she recorded.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2RV-_ehf4U

Famous for Falling, by Nik Beat

I was asked to host and perform at the CD release party for my late friend Nik Beat. I paid tribute by performing the title track “Famous For Falling”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KCpd46I3uY

WordCity Monthly

Very honoured to have my poem “I Am Afrika” included in the international journal “WordCity Monthly.” Check it out at the following link:

https://wp.me/p6EADF-1mt

The Daily Drunk

My poem “Drunken Poet” has been published on the on-line magazine The Daily Drunk. You can read it here:

https://thedailydrunk.com/f/drunken-poet

Alba

Two poems have been published in this Journal of short poetry:

http://www.ravennapress.com/alba/issue_34/cristofoli.html

Lantern Magazine

My poem “We Were Children Yesterday” was published in issue 18 of Lantern magazine. You can read it, and many other poems by Montreal poets here:

https://www.cactuspresspoetry.com/post/we-were-children-yesterday-by-norman-cristofoli?fbclid=IwAR2sx-rnabfFIU6-xTT1T-H3aXuncl4OZehjHjPAGe9UOKmP2vbddcAl1rI

The Coil

The_Coil_InterviewLeah Angstman, who publishes the Coil magazine and Alternating Current Press, did an interview with me when I was publishing the last issue of The Labour of Love. You can find the complete interview at the link below. 

https://medium.com/the-coil/norman-cristofoli-labour-of-love-interview-2ae9070b72f3

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