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Dina Del Bucchia

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The poet and writer Dina Del Bucchia discusses her new short story collection Don’t Tell Me What to Do (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2017), the reviews, writing and more, with Joseph Planta.

Don’t Tell Me What to Do by Dina Del Bucchia (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2017).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Don’t Tell Me What to Do

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

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

Dina Del Bucchia has just published her first collection of short stories. Don’t Tell Me What to Do is getting wonderful notices including starred reviews in Quill & Quire and Publisher’s Weekly. The collection features funny stories featuring women, some are unruly some are weird, but they’re all fascinating. They’re flawed but they’re human. These stories are emotional and often bittersweet, and the characters and situations that Ms. Del Bucchia presents are refreshing. As one critic stated, we’re in the midst of a strong debut. Dina Del Bucchia is the author of three collections of poetry including Coping with Emotions and Otters and Blind Items. She was first on the program in 2015, with Daniel Zomparelli when they published the collection Rom Com. Dina is the editor of Poetry is Dead magazine, and the artistic director of the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series. She hosts the podcast, Can’t Lit. This new collection is published by Arsenal Pulp Press. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Dina Del Bucchia; Ms. Del Bucchia, good morning.