Chapbooks and CDs by Norman Cristofoli

The books are available for $5.00 each and another $5.00 for shipping and handling.  You can e-mail me and we can make an arrangement or you could send money through e-transfers.  If purchasing more than one book, only one shipping charge.  The “Pass the Mustard” CD is $10.00, plus shipping.  The “Labour of Love” CD is FREE, just pay for shipping.  Contact me at:





Published: December 15, 2009              (cover art by Georgio Patrizio)

These are mostly spiritual poems. They are the ones that most people relate to. They are the poems that most people request. They are the poems that touch most people’s hearts.



Published: December 15, 2009            (cover art by Annie Mongiat)

These poems were written between 1993 and 1999. These are a number of observations about being human, especially one particular human . . . me.



Published: December 15, 2009        (cover art by Richard Mongiat)

A book of short stories which include everything from blowing up Toronto with a nuclear bomb, going to heaven on a streetcar, watching the world succumb to the elements, and finding the meaning to life.

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A Sleight of Hand

Published: December 15, 2009       (cover art by Richard Mongiat)

Another book of short stories about the mysteries of existence, drunken louts, and some of my favourite pieces about my love for my daughter.


You Don’t Have A Soul . . . You Are A Soul

Published: December 15, 2009          (cover art by Richard Mongiat)

This book of poems include many of the audience favourite spoken word pieces that are performed live. The book includes “Take Me”; “Then and Now”; “Hippie-Crits”; “Tasha”; and a couple that are simply “Untitled”.


A Collection Of One

Published: December 15, 2009        (cover art by Richard Mongiat)

These are the love poems. Yeah, yeah I know . . . but I’m a writer and love is our favourite subject. I don’t want to brag, but I have been told that some of these poems will melt your heart, and definitely get you laid.

Compact Disks


“Pass The Mustard” poems by Norman Cristofoli

Produced and Recorded by Mitchel Girio.  Musical contributions by: Michael Alaggia, Matty Cooper, J. Ocean Dennie, Sam Cino, Simon Schumph, Lynn Kastner, Heather Knechtel, Gerry LeBlanc, Sean Hollis, Davidson Yeager, Tom Lillington, Stephen Lee Hunt

Every so often, one of my friends hears a poem and then says, “Can I write some music to that.” This CD includes “Then and Now” with rocking guitar by Michael Alaggia and harmonica by Matty Cooper; “You” with the incredible percussion of Sam Cino; “Glass Blizzard” with Heather Knechtel’s operatic voicing; “Harvest Moon” with ethereal background by Michael Alaggia and Lynn Kastner; and more.


Like A Diamond In The Sky

This CD is FREE for the asking.

This CD was produced by Mitchel Giro. It was based on the “Labour Of Love” literary magazine that I produced between 1991 and 2016. I used to do issue release parties and the poets appearing in each issue would perform their work and musicians came to join the celebrations.

It includes the first poetic recordings by the late, great Nik Beat; the now host of the Howl radio show Valentino Assenza; some rare work by Rob DiMarco; the last recording by my late friend Larry Stanley; the first recording by my friend Moesch; excellent songs by the now defunct bands Soulmouth and Walk Left Stand Right; amazing poetry/musical collaborations by Kevin Sutton; and many more poetry/musical art.