C36 Contributor VINCENT COLISTRO’s Debut Poetry Collection

Robin Richardson/ August 7, 2016/ Publication

Have you read Vincent Colistro’s Late Victorians?

CAROUSEL 36 contributor Vincent Colistro recently launched his debut poetry collection, Late Victorians, with Signal Editions (the poetry imprint at Véhicule Press). Based in Toronto, Colistro’s poems have appeared in The Walrus, Hazlitt, Geist and Arc; he was a prize-winner in the 2012 Short Grain contest, and was nominated for National Magazine Award for Poetry in 2014.


The Late Victorians re-sets the machinery. The voice here is way beyond chatter; these narratives arrive cock-eyed because they take place just adjacent to life’s usual misery. Vincent Colistro’s poems have things to tell us, slantwise, manic, wry, desperate, dishevelled, and stylish.” – Ken Babstock, author of On Malice

“Dashing and brilliant, Vincent Colistro’s Late Victorians is an unforgettable book of poetry about leaving youth behind to assemble a complete, fortified rhetoric full of catchy riffs and hilarious, precise revelations.” – David McGimpsey, author of Asbestos Heights

:::: Buy Late Victorians HERE

:::: Read Vincent Colistro’s poems ‘Adulthood’ and ‘Gyro Beach’ in CAROUSEL 36

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About Robin Richardson

ROBIN RICHARDSON is the author of two collections of poetry, and is Editor-in-Chief at Minola Review. Her work is forthcoming in POETRY, and has appeared in Tin House, Arc, The North American Review, and Hazlitt, among others. She holds an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Richardson’s latest collection, Sit How You Want, is forthcoming with Véhicule Press. Poems from the collection have been adapted to song by composer Andrew Staniland for The Brooklyn Art Song Society, and premiered in 2016 in New York.