Jon Paul Fiorentino is the author of I'm Not Scared of You or Anything, which was shortlisted for the 2014 Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, and Needs Improvement, which was shortlisted for the 2014 A.M. Klein Prize for poetry. He is also the author of the novel Stripmalling, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, and five poetry collections, including The Theory of the Loser Class, which was shortlisted for the 2006 A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry and Indexical Elegies which won the 2009 CBC Books "Bookie" Award for Best Book of Poetry. He has written for The National Post, Walrus, Maisonneuve, Sub-Terrain, The Huffington Post, The Montreal Gazette, The Barnstomer, New American Writing, Hobo, Joyland, The Capilano Review, Event, The Winnipeg Review, The Queen Street Quarterly, fillingStation, Prism International, Opium and many other publications. He lives in Montreal, where he teaches Creative Writing at Concordia University and is the editor-in-chief of Matrix magazine.
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