Antony Di Nardo has published two books of poetry, Alien, Correspondent (Brick Books) and Soul on Standby (Exile Editions) His work has appeared in journals across Canada and internationally. He has recently returned from Beirut where he taught at International College. Alien, Correspondent, documents Di Nardo's experience of the Middle East as "a clear-eyed witness" and "epitomizes the empathy required to be its perfect correspondent." On the other hand, Soul on Standby reveals another side to this poet, where the lyric and the narrative combine to tell "stories of a wry seriousness undercut by the slyly hilarious." He'll be reading from both books this evening; as well he has a new manuscript, Nothing to Declare.