Poetry Collections

THE DAWN OF NOTHING IMPORTANT

2022, Dos Madres Press

Each of the eight sections of David Giannini’s The Dawn of Nothing Important contains mostly short poems and prosepoems embodying aspects of Time and Duration anchored in the physical, and most often the natural, world.

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MAYHAP

2019, Dos Madres Press

Some of the ancient poets came to believe life is poetry, and therefore daily, moment with moment, notes of birds and notes becoming poems. Cid Corman, with whom I corresponded for decades, often said, “Catch the poem as it is occurring.” In that spirit, I offer the brief, fugitive pieces in this book as more or less an anthology with one author. —David Giannini

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In a moment we may be strangely blended

IN A MOMENT WE MAY BE STRANGELY BLENDED

2019, Dos Madres Press

David Giannini’s formal, elegant and circuitous patterns of thought, the immediacy of his observations, approach full disclosure. Every word counts for something more than itself, like a leaf is more than a leaf, or a flower a flower. He turns each line deftly like a dancer following his shadow on the road to indeterminacy, not knowing where or when it will end.  

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THE FUTURE ONLY RATTLES WHEN YOU PICK IT UP

THE FUTURE ONLY RATTLES WHEN YOU PICK IT UP

2018, Dos Madres Press

No one’s voice or thought is like David Giannini’s. Witty, wise and wonderful, some of these poems are downright hilarious.  I won’t say which, because it’s more fun if you discover them for yourselves.  Every once in a while, though, he looks out at us from the page and tells us a bold truth straight on, without humor but with infinite understanding of himself and his place in the world.  

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Faces Somewhere Wild

FACES SOMEWHERE WILD

2017, Dos Madres Press

David Giannini’s Faces Somewhere Wild spans his 45 years in the Berkshire hill-towns of Massachusetts. … Giannini is the poet-hunter, who identifies himself as prey, in search of what waits at the threshold of expression: It wants to grab you by the throat. You don’t turn away; /instead, you unbutton your shirt.  

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Porous Borders

POROUS BORDERS

2017, Spuyten Duyvil Publishing

In these vertical prose poems, Porous (more Stevens’s Crispin than Berryman’s Henry) takes us through condensed narratives to grand myth and philosophy. Correspondence here leads to contradiction: “each is a shutter of the other.” And along the way devilish angels offer “another place, also of poetry, a place of lyric dissociation, a locus” on the page—these “micro-monoliths” swirl with macro-spin. – Dennis Barone  

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Span of Thread

SPAN OF THREAD

2015, Červená Barva Press

Many of these poems, though short, resonate deeply, and few poets get so much from so few words. These two books complement each other through Giannini’s great skill with language and his ability to join the concrete and the abstract. It’s poetry grounded in the earth.  

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New Feral Publications

  • Rickshaw Chasm. 7″ x 7″ (February 2016) prose poems with 13 collages by John Digby ($12.00).
  • The Future Only Rattles When You Pick it Up 7″ x 7″ (January 2016), 7 poems with 9 Colleges by John Digby. ($12.00).
  • Porous Borders  7″ x 7″ (January 2015), 11  prose poems with cover and 7 collages by John Digby. $10.00
  • Raven Pillow & Time 5 1/2″ x 9″  (Fall 2014)  two poems with collages by John Digby. $12.00
  • You Can See (2014) 7” x 7”  prose poems with collages by John Digby. $7.00
  • Sunlight as a Little Foe (Fall 2013), 7″ x 8 ½” 5 prose poems with etchings and woodblocks by Lorraine Klagsbrun. &8.00
  • Felt in a Heartbeat  (Winter 2013), 5 ½” x 8”  7 poems with cover and 6 drawings by Judith Strauss Koppel. $8.00
  • When We Savor What is Simply There (2012), 5 ½” x 8”  8 prose poems with 10 photographs by Joan Digby. $8.00
  • Inverse Mirror (2012),  7” x 7” 9 prose poems with 10 drawings by Judith Strauss Koppel. $7.00
  • Antonio & Clara (2012), 8 ½” 5” prose poem with drawings by Linda Vi Vona. $8.00
  • Within Forever (2011), 7” x 7” 4 prose poems with collages by John Digby. $8.00
  • Not Every Sky  (2011), 3 ½” x 4 ¼” aphoristics with photographs by John Digby. $6.00

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Country Valley Press Publications

  • Four Plus Four (2017) 
  • 7 Poems (2013) 

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Additional Publications


Out of Print

Some copies available from Amazon, Bookfinder, the occasional independent bookseller, or the author:

  • Antonio & Clara  [original edition, Adastra Press]
  • Arizona Notes
  • Close Packet
  • Fist
  • For All We Know
  • How Else?
  • Fourfield
  • Journal In Your Absence
  • Keys
  • Low-Tide Cards
  • One To Three
  • Opens
  • Others’ Lines (first series)
  • Others’ Lines (second series)
  • Owl Set
  • Porous Borders (selection)
  • Seaphorisms
  • 7 Poems
  • Stem
  • Stories
  • 3 (with John Levy and Bob Arnold)
  • Twelve At The Mill
  • What Moves/Moves Through