Domenico Capilongo was born in Toronto in 1972 and grew up in Vancouver and Swift Current, Saskatchewan before returning to Toronto. He is a karate instructor as well as a former Ontario Karate Champion and National Black Belt Medalist. He has lived in Japan and traveled throughout Asia. He teaches high school creative writing and alternative education. His work has appeared in journals and anthologies in Canada and abroad. In 2004, he won Honourable Mention in The Toronto Star Poetry Contest and his work has been nominated for The Journey Prize. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons. HIs first collection of poetry, I thought elvis was italian, was published by Wolsak and Wynn in April 2008.