John Di Leonardo is a Canadian artist and poet. He holds an Hon. BFA from McMaster University in drawing and painting. He has over thirty years of visual arts educational experience in both secondary and post secondary levels. John has had many solo and group exhibitions to his credit over the years. His work can be found in private and public collections. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Station Gallery in Whitby Ontario. John is represented by Art Dialogue Gallery in Toronto. Currently he is president of the Brooklin Poetry Society, Editor of Verse Afire, The Ontario Poetry Society's Newsletter. His award winning poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. His first Chapbook "Book of Hours" won the I.B.Iskov Foundation Award. His second chapbook "Starry Nights" won second place in The Cranberry Tree Press, 2015 Poetry Chapbook Contest. He is currently working on a full-length collection of Ekphrastic poetry. As a full time artist he paints and writes in Brooklin, Ontario Canada.