Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with producer and host, Ariadne Sawyer and co-host Neall Ryon with super engineer Victor Schwartzman and volunteer Sharon Rowe welcomed the Italian-Canadian poet, fiction writer and publisher, Michael Mirolla winner of the 2016 Bressani Literary Prize on October 27th.
We would like to congratulate him for this award. Also on the show with separate features were Ramon Flores and The Girshevich Trio with pianist Vlad Girshevich who was speaking about his talented 12 year old son, Aleks who is a drummer on the CD.
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The author of a clutch of novels, plays, and short story and poetry collections, MICHAEL MIROLLA describes his writing as a mix of magic realism, surrealism, speculative fiction and meta-fiction. Publications include the novel Berlin (a 2010 Bressani Prize winner); The Facility, which features among other things a string of cloned Mussolinis; and The Giulio Metaphysics III, a novel/linked short story collection wherein a character named “Giulio” battles for freedom from his own creator. Other publications include the short story collection The Formal Logic of Emotion; a punk novella, The Ballad of Martin B.; and two collections of poetry: Light and Time, and The House on 14th Avenue (2014 Bressani Prize). His short story collection, Lessons in Relationship Dyads, which came out last year from Red Hen Press, won the 2016 Bressani Prize. The novel Torp: The Landlord, The Husband, The Wife and The Lover, set in 1970 Vancouver, was published in the Spring of 2016 with Linda Leith Publishing out of Montreal. The short story, “A Theory of Discontinuous Existence,” was selected for The Journey Prize Anthology, featuring the best short stories in Canadian journals for that year; and “The Sand Flea” was a Pushcart Prize nominee. Born in Italy and raised in Montreal, Michael now makes his home in the Greater Toronto Area.