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Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli

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The poets and Can’t Lit podcasters Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli discuss romantic comedy films, love, romance and their new collection of poetry, Rom Com (Talonbooks, 2015), with Joseph Planta.

Rom Com by Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli (Talonbooks, 2015).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Rom Com

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli are highly regarded in this town and beyond for their writing, poetry, and podcast. They are the authors of a new collection of poetry: Rom Com. The book celebrates and takes down the romantic comedy genre of film. There’s a lot of insightful poetry in this book on the idea of love, romance and sex that might have been screwed up by romantic comedy films. Are we perhaps encumbered by the notions foisted upon us by these films? I’ll ask Ms. Del Bucchia and Mr. Zomparelli about this kind of film and how it’s affected their view of life and love. I’ll also get them to give us insight into the process of writing poems together. We’ll also talk poetry, how it’s read and how it’s taught. Daniel is the editor-in-chief of Poetry is Dead. He is also the author a collection of poems, Davie Street Translations. Dina Del Bucchia is the author of two collections of poetry: Coping with Emotions and Otters, and Blind Items. She is the artistic director of the Real Vancouver Writers Series, and received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. They both host the podcast, Can’t Lit. Rom Com is published by Talonbooks. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in studio as it were, Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli; Ms. Del Bucchia, good morning. And Mr. Zomparelli, good morning.