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John Di Leonardo is a Canadian visual artist/poet and a graduate of
McMaster University. He has published two award winning chapbooks
Book of Hours (2014), and Starry Nights (2015). His poetry has appeared
in over thirty poetry anthologies. He edited and compiled Crossing Baldwin (2014),
The Brooklin Poetry Society Inaugural Anthology.
He is past president of BPS, past editor of Verse Afire, and Tower Poetry
Newsletter. He writes and paints in Brooklin, Ontario.

You can visit him at johndileonardo.ca

Memberships:
- The Ontario Poetry Society
- Tower Poetry Society
- The Brooklin Poetry Society

Awards:
- Third Place, And The Envelope Please Poetry Contest, 2012
- Honourable Mention, Open Heart 5, Beret Days Press, 2011
- Judge’s Choice Award, Arborealis, A Canadian Anthology of Poetry, Beret Days Press, 2012
- Honourable Mention, Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest Anthology, 2014
- Judge's Choice Award, The Arborealis Prize for Poetry Competition, Beret Days Press, 2014
- Honourable Mention, The Ultra Best Short verse, A Canadian Anthology, Beret Days Press, 2014
- Second Place, Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest Anthology, 2015
- Two Hon. Mentions, The Saving Bannister Anthology Contest,Canadian Authors Association, Niagara Branch, Vol. 30, 2015
- Honourable Mention, Open Heart 11,Anthology of Canadian Poetry, Beret Days Press, 2017
- “Starry Nights," (2nd. Place) Cranberry Tree Press, 2015 Poetry Chapbook Contest. Windsor, ON
- Eden Mills Literary Festival Poetry Contest, 2017. Shortlisted (3)

Selected Anthologies:
- The Bannister Poetry Anthology Contest, Canadian Authors Association, Niagara Branch, Vol. 31, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-927127-08-7
- Perfect as a Picture, An Anthology of Canadian verse, (BeretDays Press, 2015), ISBN: 978-1-926495-16-3
-The Saving Bannister Poetry Anthology, Canadian Authors Association, Niagara Branch, Vol.29, 2014, ISBN 978-1-927127-06-3
- Crossing Baldwin, The Brooklin Poetry Society Inaugural Anthology, 2013, ISBN 978-1-897497-85-2
- Lemon Tradewinds, (Beret Days Press, 2013) ISBN 978-1-897497-81-4
- Arborealis: A Canadian Anthology of Poetry, (Beret Days Press, 2012) ISBN 978-1-897497-75-3
- Ropedancer, The Ontario Poetry Society Member Anthology, (Beret Days Press 2012) ISBN 978-1-897497-71-5
- Spirit Eyes and Fireflies, (Beret Days Press, 2011) ISBN 978-1-897497-58-6
- Decabration: Tenth Anniversary Poetry Anthology, (Beret Days press, 2010) ISBN 978-1-897497-40-1

Books in Print:
- Editor, Crossing Baldwin, The Brooklin Poetry Society Inaugural Anthology, 2013, ISBN 978-1-897497-85-2
- Sightlines 9 Anthology: Prentice Hall Literature, (Prentice Hall Canada, 1999) Art Content Consultant, Text Researcher. ISBN 0-13-012906-2
- Sightlines 10 Anthology: Prentice Hall Literature, (Prentice Hall Canada, 2000) Art Content Consultant, Text Researcher. ISBN 0-13-012906-3
- Book Of Hours, The Stanza Break Chapbook Series # 54, Beret Days Press, 2014, ISBN 978-1-897497-95-1

Contact information:
John Di Leonardo
Phone: (905) 655-3568
Email: John

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