“The poems in Things Seen and Unseen do what true poetry has always done: they reinvent the world and, in so doing, reinvent ourselves.”
– Ricardo Sternberg, Poet and Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto
“Pitas creates a universe like a snow globe the size of a planet and delicate as a Christmas ornament. Look inside!”
– Ronna Bloom, Poet in Community, University of Toronto
“Jeannine Marie Pitas’ absorbing poetry in Things Seen and Unseen turns on its relentless discovery of new myths of self-making. One poem follows another in an unfolding of surprise as stories of the self evolve to confront, transform or where necessary escape the limits, sometimes the terror, of fact.”
– A.F. Moritz, Poet Laureate of Toronto
Things Seen and Unseen marks the debut poetry collection from Jeannine Marie Pitas.
Jeannine Marie Pitas hails from Buffalo, New York. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks and the Spanish-English translator of several poets and writers. Her most recent translation, An Introduction to Octavio Paz by renowned Mexican writer Alberto Ruy-Sánchez, was published by Mosaic Press in 2019. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Comparative Literature and currently teaches literature, writing and Spanish at the University of Dubuque.