Confluenze: Poesie Scelte

Elliot Edizioni, 199 pages (Rome, 2021) ____________ DESCRIPTION A bilingual edition of the selected poems of Geoffrey Brock, edited by Paolo Febbraro and translated into Italian by Febbraro, Damiano Abeni, and Moira Egan. See book at the Elliot Edizioni site ____________ JACKET COPY Un mattino Il bimbo è del tutto sveglio: salta su nel nostro […] Read more ...

Allegria, by Giuseppe Ungaretti

Winner, 2021 National Translation Award in Poetry Winner, 2022 Joseph Tusiani Italian Translation Prize ____________ JACKET COPY Famed for his brevity, Giuseppe Ungaretti’s early poems swing nimbly from the coarse matter of tram wires, alleyways, quails in bushes, and hotel landladies to the mystic shiver of pure abstraction. These are the kinds of poems that, […] Read more ...

Last Dream, by Giovanni Pascoli

Winner, 2020 Raiziss/de Palchi Book Prize ____________ JACKET COPY An essential new translation of one of Italian literature’s most celebrated poets. Giovanni Pascoli stands as a towering figure at the threshold of modern Italian poetry, yet he is little known in English. He wrote his best poems in the last decade of the nineteenth century […] Read more ...

Voices Bright Flags: Poems

Winner, Anthony Hecht Prize Named a TLS “Book of the Year” ____________ JACKET COPY Voices Bright Flags is a series of experiments in what is sometimes called public poetry, with the poet’s country, America, and his relation to it, as the main theme. The poems approach America from a range of perspectives—political, historical, and personal—and […] Read more ...

My Poems Won’t Change the World, by Patrizia Cavalli

Edited & introduced by Gini Alhadeff; translated by Alhadeff, Geoffrey Brock, Moira Egan & Damiano Abeni, Jonathan Galassi, Jorie Graham, Kenneth Koch, J.D. McClatchy, David Shapiro, Mark Strand, and Rosanna Warren ____________ JACKET COPY From one of the truly singular and beloved poets of contemporary Italy, these are poems of the self, the body, pasta, […] Read more ...

The FSG Book of 20th-Century Italian Poetry

Edited & introduced by Geoffrey Brock, with poems by 75 Italian poets & translations by more than 100 translators, from Samuel Beckett to Seamus Heaney ____________ 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 […] Read more ...

The Swallow Anthology of New American Poets, David Yezzi, ed.

JACKET COPY The Swallow Anthology of New American Poets gathers the work of thirty–five of the most compelling and talented new poets writing today. Groundbreaking anthologies of this kind come along once in a generation and, in time, define that generation. The Swallow Anthology identifies a group of poets who have recently begun to make an important mark […] Read more ...

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, […] Read more ...

Weighing Light: Poems

Winner, New Criterion Poetry Prize ____________ JACKET COPY The fifth winner of the annual New Criterion Poetry Prize is Geoffrey Brock’s Weighing Light. From the glinting scales in a painting by Vermeer to the white lines that disappear beneath a headlight’s beam, Mr. Brock’s poems measure out the often elusive weights and distances of the known […] Read more ...

Two Lines: Power (co-edited)

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 Two Lines: Power, guest-edited by Geoffrey Brock (poetry) and Marian Schwartz (prose), gathers writing from around the world on the theme of power. Whether it is Cho Se-hui’s […] Read more ...