Italy-America Poetry Encounter

May 17, 2013 909

UCLA Department of Italian and Istituto Italiano di Cultura Los Angeles

cordially invite you to

Italy-America Poetry Encounter

What happens when Italian and American poets meet on the literary stage?
Do they speak the same language? Do they dress as much alike, literarily speaking, as their brothers and sisters on the street? How unique are the poetic traditions from which they come? Are the national greats still considered to be Eliot and Pound, and Montale and Ungaretti? Do poets in Italy and in the U.S. have different audiences?

Find out the answers to these questions from two exceptional writers
on the poet scene today: Valerio Magrelli from Rome and Paul Vangelisti from Los Angeles who will debate these issues as they read selections, in the original and in translation, of some of the most striking poems of our time.

The discussion and reading will be moderated by Thomas Harrison,
Chair of the Department of Italian at UCLA.

VALERIO MAGRELLI (Rome, 1957) is the author of five poetry collections, for which he has won among other prizes the Mondello, the Viareggio, the Montale as well as the Premio Antonio Feltrinelli: Ora serrata retinae (Feltrinelli, 1980), Nature e venature (Mondadori, 1987), Esercizi di tiptologia (Mondadori, 1992), Didascalie per la lettura di un giornale (Einaudi, 1999), and Disturbi del sistema binario (Einaudi, 2006). Read More >

PAUL VANGELISTI is the author of some twenty books of poetry, as well as a noted translator from Italian. His most recent book of poems, Two, appeared from Talisman House in 2010. Lucia Re's and his translation of Amelia Rosselli's War Variations (Green Integer, 2005) won the 2006 Premio Flaiano in Italy and the 2006 PEN-USA Award for Translation. Read more >

Free admission. Please RSVP

WHEN: May 21, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Light reception

WHERE: Italian Cultural Insitute
1023 Hilgard Ave Los Angeles CA 90024

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