John Di Leonardo

Born in Pescina, Italy, and raised in Ontario, John Di Leonardo is a graduate of McMaster University, where he earned an Hon. BA in Fine Arts. John subsequently taught Visual Arts for thirty years, and is currently a full time artist who divides his time between writing, painting, and travel. John’s poetry has received recognition in numerous poetry competitions. He has published two award winning chapbooks Book of Hours (2014), and Starry Nights (2015).  He is the recipient of the Ted Plantos Memorial Award (2017). He is member of The Canadian Authors Association, and is an associate member of The League of Canadian Poets. John lives with his wife and three children in Brooklin, Ontario. You can visit him at

Books By John Di Leonardo