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W.S. Di Piero
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W. S. Di Piero was born in South Philadelphia in 1945. He is the author of eight previous books of poetry, as well as three volumes of translation from the Italian. He writes about art for the San Diego Reader and has published three collections of essays and criticism on art, literature, and personal experience. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Lila Wallace–Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award. He lives in San Francisco.

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Brother Fire

Written by W.S. Di Piero


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 17, 2006
Price: $15.00

In this rich collection, W. S. Di Piero seeks the spirit and substance of illumination in all its forms. He finds meaning, or shows us how we attempt to do so, in the rituals and events that mark our year—the Fourth of July, Halloween, New Year’s Eve—and in the ordinary activities... Read more >
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Brother Fire

Written by W.S. Di Piero


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 4, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Chinese Apples
New and Selected Poems
Written by W.S. Di Piero


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $18.00

Now in paperback: the “lovely and evocative book” (San Francisco Chronicle) of poems both new and old that celebrates a quarter century of passionate engagement with real life and its transformation into poetic form: the pull of faith and the poet’s suspicion of transcendence, urban worlds and the mysterious jazz of... Read more >
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Chinese Apples
New and Selected Poems
Written by W.S. Di Piero


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 4, 2013
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Skirts and Slacks

Written by W.S. Di Piero


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $15.00

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Skirts and Slacks

Written by W.S. Di Piero


Format: eBook, 80 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 4, 2013
Price: $11.99

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