Allegria receives the National Translation Award

My translation of Giuseppe Ungaretti’s first book, Allegria, published by the amazing Archipelago Books in 2020, received the 2021 National Translation Award in Poetry from the American Literary Translators Association. My thanks to the judges! ________________JUDGES’ CITATION “Ungaretti’s first book-length collection of poems appeared almost a century ago. It transformed modern Italian poetry and announced […] Read more ...

Pascoli’s “Three Grapes” at Poetry Daily

My thanks to the editors of Poetry Daily, who have chosen “Three Grapes,” my translation of an 1892 epigram by Giovanni Pascoli, from the collection Last Dream, as today’s poem of the day. Over the years I’ve stumbled across two ancient sources that may have inspired the poem’s imagery: Scythian philosopher Anacharsis is said to […] Read more ...