Matador Review

A Quarterly Missive of Alternative Concern

Rocco de Giacomo


Seventeen days and four thousand
kilometres from home, the first unusual
noise the car makes is an epenthesis:
a silence between us;
an echo vanishing,
a lump that has disappeared.
Whether felt or not, it leaves
an impression: the patter
on the windows, the static in
the songs, all the reasons
to look at one another
as if for the first time.  

Rocco de Giacomo is a poet based in Toronto, Ontario. He is the recipient of several grants from the Ontario Arts Council, and is a former member of the Coordinating Committee for the bp Nichol Chapbook Award and the Art Bar Poetry Team for the Art Bar Poetry Series. His work can be found in GrainThe Windsor ReviewCanlit, and others. His third full-length poetry collection, Brace Yourselves, is forthcoming from Quattro Books.