I find di Pasquale an astonishing and delightful poet, a visionary miraculously set in New Jersey, and a true original.
At once innocent and sophisticated, urban and pastoral, Emanuel di Pasquale creates poetry that is timeless and direct.
Emanuel di Pasquale's poems should be read by every American. He excels at the short lyric, writes directly, and feels deeply. The reader is enriched by both his Sicilian and American realizations in his life-enhancing lines.
di Pasquale writes out of strong experience, and by insisting on accuracy, he comes out both simple and surprising. He's never decorative: there is always something human happening, and his words are close to it.