A much-published Canadian poet and author, don’t be surprised Luigi Monteferrante teaches and works as a real estate and relocation consultant to buy time from the Muses who speak English, Italian, French to him – if, and when they speak. Originally from Montreal, he lives in Vasto Marina, Italy.
His poetry has appeared in many fine magazines: Quills Canadian Poetry, Fractions, Neon, Forma Fluens, Poesia/Indiana Bay, Motel 58, Word Slaw, poetryfriends, kudos, Sonar 4, Poet’s Ink Review, The Battered Suitcase/Vagabondage Press, Twisted Tongue, Danse Macabre, Language & Culture, Kritya, Burst Now, Yellow Mama, greenbeard, Glass Poetry Journal, Wow, Orbis, Faraway Journal, riverbabble, Blueprint Review, Unheard Magazine, Toucan, Accenti, Sex & Murder, Sparkbright, Record, Valent Range, Skive Magazine, A Propos, Gloom Cupboard, Montreal Serai.
Chicago Quarterly Review (2X), Happy, Taylor Trust have published his short stories.
Stiletto Heels & A Pork Pie Hat (poetry collection, 2011, available for Kindle)
At the Hearth of the Devil’s Lair, (novel, 2002)
More recently, Luigi wrote for the stage, with several plays and a musical.
Luigi’s THE THING ABOUT LOVE, a one-act play about hard-nosed men with broken hearts, premiered at Pete’s Candy Store, 3 May 2011, and was produced by Elizabeth Dembrowski and directed by Ted Thompson. Available in two parts on youtube.com.
Gang of Tolstoy, manufacturers of music for the savant-garde.
Latest release: Music for Galleries & Museums (2011).
Available for download at Amazon, iTunes, and: www.cdbaby.com/cd/gangoftolstoy6
No Place Like Happy; Urban Space; Viola By The Window; Beau Monde; Ghetto Blaster; I Love DJ; Music for Galleries & Museums.
CBC 3, Fleet FM (NZ); Radio 8 (Washington).
(Many thanks to FLStudio-Image Line, makers of Fruity Loops,the most complete DAW/virtual studio anywhere: http://flstudio.image-line.com.)
2011 STILETTO BOOK TOUR
In Spring 2011, Luigi toured North America for a series of readings, as below.
28/29 April, New York, CUNY/Calandra Conference on Italian Film, Fashion & Food;
30 April, Montreal, Association of Italian Canadian Writers event at Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival;
3 May, Williamsburgh (NYC), Pete’s Candy Store: The Thing About Love, a one-act play premieres;
6 May, Philadelphia, Da Vinci Arts Alliance;
7 May, Skippack PA, Gallery Showing with Ron Bevilacqua;
10 May, Toronto, The Arts Bar;
11 May, Montreal, Visual Arts Centre;
12 May, Montreal, Casa Italia, co-curating Arte Montreal – Generation 2.0 with aicw.ca;
14 May, New York, Cornelia Street Cafe;
16 May, Wildwood, NJ.
Current or past positions: Vice-President of Confcommercio Chieti’s BB & Trabocchi Division; Editorial Consultant for Forma Fluens, International Literary Magazine based in Rome; President of Abruzzo Bed & Breakfast Association; former Communications Officer/Board Member of Association of Italian Canadian Writers; former Outreach Program Coordinator for Learn To Be Free, organizers of Premio Malerba, and CineFestival delle Identita; 2011 Jury Member of Premio Strega; former Communications Officer for Teatro Rossetti.