Wolfson’s World Poetry Night

Tomorrow evening I’ll be hosting Wolfson’s World Poetry Night. (It had originally been scheduled for last month, to coincide with UNESCO’s World Poetry Day, but I got the covid.) If you’re in the Cambridge area, you’re welcome to join us for wine and cheese and poetry, in many voices, from many languages. You can just […] Read more ...

Reading @ Newburyport on April 30

I’m looking forward to sharing a Zoom stage with Boston poet Danielle Legros Georges from 2-3 pm (eastern time) on Saturday, April 30. We’ll each be reading poems and translations as part of the annual Newburyport Literary Festival, which is happening virtually again this year. Here is a link to register. Read more ...

Tempo: Excursions in 21st-Century Italian Poetry

Today is the pub date for Luca Paci’s impressive-looking new anthology, Tempo: Excursions in 21st Century Italian Poetry. I’m pleased to have a few of my translations included, of poems by Patrizia Valduga and Franco Buffoni. ____________ JACKET COPY Contemporary Italian poetry offers an extraordinary array of styles, voices, approaches, ways of looking at the […] Read more ...

Allegria receives inaugural Joseph Tusiani Prize

My translation of Giuseppe Ungaretti’s Allegria, published in 2020 by Archipelago Books, has received the inaugural Joseph Tusiani Prize from the Journal of Italian Translation. I’m delighted there is now a prize to honor Tusiani, an influential translator and Italianist who died in 2020. My thanks to the judges! ________________JUDGES’ CITATION “Allegria, never before translated […] Read more ...

Broadsided Press anthology now out

For fifteen years Broadsided Press has been fostering unique collaborations between poets and artists in an effort to encourage the free dissemination of poetry in public places. I’m happy to have a poem (the cover poem, no less!) in this lovely anthology that gathers work from their first decade and a half. My thanks to […] Read more ...