Carlinda D’Alimonte grew up in Amherstburg and has lived in the Windsor area most of her life. She now lives in Tecumseh, Ontario, with her husband and two daughters. She was Head of English at Walkerville Collegiate Institute, which offers an arts-based high school program to students in the Windsor-Essex County area. She taught English and Creative Writing.
D’Alimonte has organized regular readings and clinics given by visiting writers, and has been involved in many educational initiatives, most recently co-authoring several new online English courses, including Grade 12 Writer’s Craft. She holds a B.A. in English and Communications, a B. Ed., and an M.A. in Communications from the University of Windsor. Prior to her teaching career she worked for CBC television in Windsor researching and writing for a current affairs program. Prior to that she worked for the University of Windsor for eight years where she wrote and produced instructional and promotional works in a variety of media, including video, film, sound, photography, and print media. During this time she developed an acute feel for visual, audio, and print communications.
Over the years, she has been a regular contributor to the arts pages of the Windsor Star. Her passion for learning and her eclectic interests have recently led her to begin studying the cello. D’Alimonte has been writing poetry since she was 13, and has completed a summer writers’ retreat at La Roche D’Hys in Bourgogne, France, a summer writer’s workshop at Humber College in Toronto, and writing programs led by Marty Gervais, John B. Lee, and Marilyn Dumont. Her poetry has appeared in several anthologies and in Contemporary Verse 2 and The Windsor Review. She has read at Shakespeare and Company, the oldest English bookstore in Europe located in Paris, France. In Ontario, she has read for Artbar Poetry Series in Toronto, LivLit Reading Series in Hamilton, Sasquatch Literary Series in Ottawa, Poetry London Reading Series, and the University of Windsor’s Literary Quickie Series.