Antonino Mazza is an award winning poet, translator and editor. He lives in Ottawa with his wife and son and is an instructor at Carleton University.
Noted achievements include:
Grotteria Poetry Prize, for La nostra casa è in un orecchio cosmico (2001); Brutium “Calabria” Gold Medal in Rome, for The City Without Women (1994); The Italo Calvino Translation Prize from Columbia University, for P. P. Pasolini, Poetry (1992).
His edited books include:
Immigrant Songs: the poems, fiction and letters of Saro D’Agostino, collected, edited and with an introduction (Quattro Books, 2012); and the work of fiction, Urban Harvest (Trans-Verse, 2004)
He has also edited numerous works of poetry, including:
La nostra casa è in un’orecchio cosmico (Monteleone Editore, 1998); The Way I remember it (Guernica, 1992); Structures of Chaos (1978). His work also includes spoken word recordings: The Way I Remember It, with his musician brother, Aldo Mazza (Trans-Verse, 1988) and Pier Paolo Pasolini, The First Paradise, Odetta, with Aldo Mazza (Trans-Verse, 1985)
Antonino Mazza’s translations include:
Mario Duliani, The City Without Women: A Chronicle of Internment Life in Canada During World War II (Mosaic Press, 1993); Pier Paolo Pasolini, Poetry (Exile Editions, 1991); Pier Paolo Pasolini, The First Paradise, Odetta (Thee Hellbox Press, 1985); Eugenio Montale, The Bones of Cuttlefish (Mosaic Press, 1983)
Finally, Mazza has contributed to film collaborations, such as Barbed Wire and Mandolins (NFB of Canada, 1997).