In 2019, Barbara Millicent Roberts, aka, Barbie turns 60. Plastic’s Republic offers an adventurous poem sequence centering on this complex cultural icon and feminist bête-noir powered by plasticity. Aside from thematically animating the ghost of Plato, the poems give voice to the major players in Barbie’s development and mammoth success, including Ruth Handler who co-founded Mattel with her husband; their daughter Barbara—the doll’s inspiration and namesake—and Barbie, herself. More.
“Strong Bread is a rare collection that becomes a theatre of voices... Riccio’s particular poetic strengths align with socio-political themes that bear witness to events of collective import and also demonstrate an unmistakeable feminist sensibility....” (Francesco Loriggio, writer, translator and retired professor of Italian Studies at Carleton University.) Purchase.
An evocative dramatic monologue, vivid epistolary verse and catalogue poems drawn from personal archives make up this long poem. Vittorio lyrically unfolds into the fragmented life of an immigrant shifting and repositioning memory to make sense of his profound sense of dislocation. Available from the author in signed and numbered handmade copies produced by Lyricalmyrical Press.
Dis(s)sent: Speaking Truth Back to Power in Our Post-Truth, Fake News Era: 2018
A Filo Doppio: Un'antologia di scritture calabro-canadesi: 2017 (Italian translations)
Exploring Voice: Italian-Canadian Female Writers: 2016
Bravo: A selection of Prose and Poetry by Italian-Canadian Writers: 2012
Reflections on Culture: 2010