John Cabot University Press is pleased to announce the publication of the latest volume of InVerse: Italian Poets in Translation, edited by Brunella Antomarini, Berenice Cocciolillo, and Rosa Filardi.
The anthology collects the works of renowned poets who already belong to the history of Italian poetry, together with younger and less known poets whom we believe are going to leave a mark on contemporary Italian poetry. The work of two well-known North American poets, Canadian Barry Callaghan and American Susan Stewart, is also featured in the anthology. They were special guests—with Valerio Magrelli and Mariangela Gualtieri – of two editions of the InVerse festival entitled InVerse-Two Poets in Mutual Translation. A brief selection of women futurist writers taken from Cecilia Bello Micciacchi’s seminal book Spirale di dolcezza + Serpe di fascino – antologia di scrittrici futuriste further enriches the anthology.
Featured poets: Benedetta, Alessandra Berardi, Tomaso Binga, Silvia Bre, Nanni Cagnone, Maria Grazia, Calandrone, Barry Callaghan, Anna Cascella Luciani, Ottavio Fatica, Gabriele Frasca, Mariangela Gualtieri, Jolanda Insana, Paola Loreto, Valerio Magrelli, Giulio Marzaioli, Elisa Pezzani, Andrea Raos, Marilena Renda, Vito Riviello, Rosa Rosà, Luigi Socci, Susan Stewart, and Valentino Zeichen.
Founded in 2005 by JCU professors Brunella Antomarini, Berenice Cocciolillo, Rosa Filardi, the InVerse festival is one of the University’s most important cultural events and has filled a need in Rome for a forum in which to read, translate, and discuss Italian poetry. It is a chance to listen to some of the most interesting voices in contemporary Italian poetry read their work, which will also be read in English translation.
The fifth InVerse anthology is forthcoming and will feature of prestigious poets such as Andrea Zanzotto and Maria Luisa Spaziani, among others. The next InVerse Italian Poets in Translation Festival will take place in June of 2012 and will be a celebration of the entire InVerse project and the five poetry anthologies.