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.
Contemporary Italian poetry offers an extraordinary array of styles, voices, approaches, ways of looking at the world and ways of representing it. This anthology tries to capture the multiplicity of these voices with its selection of the most representative poets from different backgrounds: academics, working-class writers, editors, journalists, performers, travellers and professional translators. The reader will discover a diverse poetry dealing with the topical concerns of identity, sex, politics, migration and race.
Antonella Anedda, Franco Buffoni, Dome Bulfaro, Maria Grazia Calandrone, Chandra Livia Candiani, Milo De Angelis, Matteo Fantuzzi, Fabio Franzin, Marco Giovenale, Mariangela Gualtieri, Andrea Inglese, Rosaria Lo Russo, Valerio Magrelli, Guido Mazzoni, Umberto Piersanti, Laura Pugno, Shirin Ramzanali Fazel, Ida Travi, Luigi Trucillo, Patrizia Valduga, Giovanna Cristina Vivinetto and Lello Voce.
Bhikkhu Abhinando, Craig Arnold, Johanna Bishop, Jacob S. D. Blakesley, Geoffrey Brock, Patrizio Ceccagnoli, Martin Corless-Smith, Linh Dinh, Moira Egan, Shirin Ramzanali Fazel, Patricio Ferrari, Lara Ferrini, Marco Giovenale, Tommaso Jacopo Gorla, Susanna Maggioni, Jamie McKendrick, Anthony Molino, Dylan J. Montanari, Matthew F. Rusnak, Jennifer Scappettone, James Schwarten, Olivia E. Sears, Susan Stewart, Serena Todesco, Cristina Viti, Justin Vitiello, William Wall and Alex Wilk