Donato Mancini‘s practice focuses mainly on poetry, bookworks, text-based visual art and cultural criticism. His books include Loitersack (2014), Buffet World (2011), Fact ‘N’ Value (2011), Æthel (2007), and Ligatures (2005). His most recent book, Same Diff (2017), was a finalist for the 2018 Griffin Prize. The italicised lines in Donato’s poem are by Deanna Ferguson, from “Anecdotal Evidence Echoes” (Rough Bush, 2004). Donato would like to dedicate his poem to Michael Barnholden.