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.
John Cabot University, Via della Lungara 233, Trastevere, Rome
24 May 2011, Tuesday, 8:00 p.m., Reading by Joseph Harrison
Joseph Harrison was born in Richmond, Virginia, grew up in Virginia and Alabama, and studied at Yale and Johns Hopkins. His book Someone Else’s Name (Waywiser, 2003) was named as one of five poetry books of the year by the Washington Post. His second book of poems, Identity Theft, was published by Waywiser in 2008. His poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry 1998, 180 More Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, The Library of America’s Anthology of American Religious Poems, the Penguin Pocket Anthology of Poetry, the Penguin Pocket Anthology of Literature, The Swallow Anthology of New American Poets, and many journals. In 2005 he was the recipient of an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2009 he received a Fellowship in Poetry from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He lives in Baltimore.
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15 June, Tuesday, 8:00 p.m., Reading by Massimo Gezzi, Aula Magna, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233.
Massimo Gezzi was born in 1976 in Sant’Elpidio a Mare (FM). In 2002 he received his laurea in Modern Literature from the University of Bologna, with an International Montale Prize-winning dissertation about the poet Bartolo Cattafi. He is a contributing editor for Atelier, Poesia and Nuovi Argomenti. He has published two collections of poetry: Il mare a destra (Edizioni Atelier 2004) and L’attimo dopo (Luca Sossella Editore). He has been an Italian Fellow for the Arts of the American Academy in Rome. After living and working for some years in Pavia and Rome, he’s currently working as an assistant at the Italian Institute of the University of Bern (Switzerland). He lives between his native town and Switzerland. For more information about Massimo Gezzi, click here.