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 ...

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 ...

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 ...