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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).
He is the recipient of The Ted Plantos Memorial Award (2017). 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, and past editor of Verse Afire.
He writes and paints in Brooklin, Ontario. You can visit him at johndileonardo.ca

Memberships:
- The League of Canadian Poets (Associate Member)
- The Canadian Authors Association
- The Ontario Poetry Society
- The Brooklin Poetry Society
- Tower Poetry

Awards:
- The Ted Plantos Memorial Award, 2017.
- Eden Mills Literary Festival Poetry Contest, Shortlisted, 2017/2016.
- Starry Nights, (Second Place) Cranberry Tree Press, Poetry Chapbook Contest, 2015.
- Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest, Anthology, (Second Place,) 2015.
- And The Envelope Please Poetry Contest, (Third Place,) Verse Afire, 2012.
- Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest, Anthology, (Hon. Mention,) 2014.
- Open Heart 11, Anthology of Canadian Poetry, (Hon. Mention,) Beret Days Press, 2017
- The Saving Bannister Anthology Contest, Canadian Authors Association, Niagara Branch,
(Hon. Mention, 2), Vol. 30, 2015.
- The Ultra Best Short verse, A Canadian Anthology, (Hon. Mention,) Beret Days Press, 2014.
- Open Heart 5, (Hon. Mention,) Beret Days Press, 2011.
- Arborealis, A Canadian Anthology of Poetry, (Judge's Choice Award,) Beret Days, 2012/2014.

Selected Anthologies:
- The Bannister Poetry Anthology Contest, Canadian Authors Association, Niagara Branch,
(Vol.32, 2017,) (Vol. 31, 2016,) (Vol. 30, 2015,) (Vol. 29, 2014.)
- Transitory Tango, The Ontario Poetry Society Anthology, Beret Days Press, 2017.
- Tower Poetry Society, Tower Poetry Press, (Vol. 66//65, 2017,) (Vol. 64/65, 2016,)
- Perfect as a Picture, An Anthology of Canadian verse, (BeretDays Press, 2015), ISBN: 978-1-926495-16-3
- Dr. William Henry Drummund Poetry Contest Anthology, 2015/2014
- Mindshadows, A Canadian Anthology of Poetry, Beret Days Press, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-926495-14-9
- 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, 2010/2012/2014) 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:
- Book Of Hours, The Stanza Break Chapbook Series # 54, Beret Days Press, 2014.
- ISBN: 978-1-897497-95-1
- Editor, Crossing Baldwin, The Brooklin Poetry Society Inaugural Anthology, Beret Days Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-897497-85-2
- Sightlines 10 Anthology: Prentice Hall Literature, (Prentice Hall Canada, 2000) Art Content Consultant, Text Researcher. ISBN 0-13-012906-3
- Sightlines 9 Anthology: Prentice Hall Literature, (Prentice Hall Canada, 1999) Art Content Consultant, Text Researcher. ISBN 0-13-012906-2

- Book Cover Design, Spirit Eyes and Fireflies, Beret Days, Ed. Kate Marshall Flaherty, 2011.
- Book Cover Design, The Literary Connection Vol. II, My Canada, IOWI Publishers, 2015.
- Book Cover Design, Words on the Wind, Poems by S.C. James, Beret Days Press, 2017.

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

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