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, […] Read more ...

Two Lines: Power (co-edited with Marian Schwartz)

All neighbors of the flesh —form, fields of wheat, emptiness— are gathered in its immediacy. —Eunice Odio (trans. by Keith Ekiss & Sonia P. Ticas) ABOUT Since 1994, Two Lines has published the best of world writing in an annual anthology. Every edition features a diverse selection of new writers side-by-side with celebrated authors, presented in their […] Read more ...

The FSG Book of 20th-Century Italian Poetry

JACKET COPY More than a century has now passed since F.T. Marinetti’s famous “Futurist Manifesto” slammed the door on the nineteenth century and trumpeted the arrival of modernity in Europe and beyond. Since then, against the backdrop of two world wars and several radical social upheavals whose effects continue to be felt, Italian poets have […] Read more ...