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 ...

The Tenderness of Stones, by Marion Fayolle

One of World Literature Today’s “75 Notable Translations of 2019” Shortlisted for the 2020 Cartoonist Studio Prize ____________ JACKET COPY “We buried one of dad’s lungs,” announces the narrator of The Tenderness of Stones. The lung is so large it takes three men to carry it—and that is just the beginning. The family looks on […] 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 ...

Six Memos for the Next Millennium, by Italo Calvino

Finalist, PEN Center USA Translation Award ____________ JACKET COPY At the time of his death, Italo Calvino was at work on six lectures setting forth the qualities in writing he most valued, and which he believed would define literature in the century to come. Here, in Six Memos for the Next Millennium, are the five […] 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 ...

Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi (children’s edition)

Illustrated by Fulvio Testa ____________ JACKET COPY Though one of the best-known books in the world, Pinocchio at the same time remains unknown—linked in many minds to the Walt Disney movie that bears little relation to Carlo Collodi’s splendid original. That story is of course about a puppet who, after many trials, succeeds in becoming a “real […] 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 ...

Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi

Introduction by Umberto Eco Afterword by Rebecca West ____________ JACKET COPY Though one of the best-known books in the world, Pinocchio at the same time remains unknown—linked in many minds to the Walt Disney movie that bears little relation to Carlo Collodi’s splendid original. That story is of course about a puppet who, after many trials, succeeds in […] 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 ...

Skylark Farm, by Antonia Arslan

Finalist, L.A. Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction Longlist, International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award ____________ JACKET COPY A beautiful, wrenching debut chronicling the life of a family struggling for survival during the Armenian genocide in Turkey, in 1915. After forty years in Venice, Yerwant is planning a long-awaited reunion with his family at their homestead […] Read more ...