Poetry‘s Italian Portfolio: Dec. 2007

I’ve had
thirty-six lovers
plus tax.

—Alda Merini (trans. by Douglas Basford)

ABOUT

Edited by Geoffrey Brock, the “Italian Portfolio” in this special issue of Poetry magazine contains nineteen poems by eleven contemporary Italian poets, including Raffaello Baldini, Patrizia Cavalli, Valerio Magrelli, Antonella Anedda, and Milo De Angelis. English translations are provided by Adria Bernardi, Susan Stewart, Jamie McKendrick, Sarah Arvio, and others. The portfolio is framed by two essays, one by Brock and the other by the Italian critic Gianluigi Simonetti.

CONTENTS

GEOFFREY BROCK

RAFFAELLO BALDINI

  • Hygiene (trans. by Adria Bernardi)

FRANCO FORTINI

ALDA MERINI

PATRIZIA CAVALLI

MILO DE ANGELIS

UMBERTO FIORI

ANTONELLA ANEDDA

VALERIO MAGRELLI

FABIO PUSTERLA

PATRIZIA VALDUGA

FRANCO BUFFONI

GIANLUIGI SIMONETTI