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Daniel Zomparelli


Daniel Zomparelli is the author of Davie Street Translations, and Rom Com co-written with Dina Del Bucchia. His collection Everything Is Awful and You’re a Terrible Person was nominated for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and won the ReLit Short Fiction Award. He co-edited Queer Little Nightmares with David Ly. His latest book of poetry Jump Scare will be published spring of 2024. 

About Me.

Lasagna, Slow: an instructional sonnet (2021) by Daniel Zomparelli

What you will need: the way depression

rounds our bodies, and this too

is love, crushed tomatoes, garlic, basil, 

ricotta, mozzarella, ways to stay. 

Start here, where garlic pressed into you, oil crackles, I wanted to say

this is about the time it takes for me to our two cans of tomatoes


stir basil, wait. Nostalgia is a time construct you can't count in pasta

sheets, layer. Cheese is the quickest way to a man's heart; melt.

Cook for thirty minutes at 350, let me tell you why this is how i say

I love you, because bubbling over I never was good at spoken


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