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PoetryWISE ✦ Frank Bidart, Desire ✦ feat. Grafias

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with Damiano Abeni, Tommaso Giartosio and Matteo Trevisani

DESIDERIO, Edizioni Tlon 2018
italian translation by Damiano Abeni and Moira Egan

Desire (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1997)
Winner of Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry
Nominated at Pulitzer Prize in Poetry (1998), National Book Award for Poetry (1997), Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Poetry (1997), National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry (1997)

in partnership with Grafias

friday 6/04
7 pm
via del governo vecchio 80 - roma
free entry

This is the first event of a series about poetry and translation organized in partnership with international literary magazine Grafias. We talk about the work of Frank Bidart, American academic and poet, three time Pulitzer Prize finalist in poetry. His Desire will be discussed by his italian publisher and translators (Desiderio, translated by Damiano Abeni and Moira Egan, Edizioni Tlon, Collana Controcielo, Roma 2018): Damiano Abeni, Tommaso Giartosio and Matteo Trevisani

Damiano Abeni​​ has been translating American poetry into Italian since 1973. In Italy, he has published volumes of poetry by Bidart, Bishop, Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg, Simic, Strand, C.K. Williams, and many others. With Mark Strand, he edited West of Your Cities, a bilingual anthology of contemporary American poets. His translations appear in numerous Italian journals and he is among the editors of the journal Nuovi Argomenti.

Matteo Trevisani was born in San Benedetto del Tronto, in 1986. He​​ works as editor in the "Nuovi Argomenti" magazine and in the publishing house Edizioni Tlon. He wrote reportages and short stories for magazines and websites including "Internazionale", "L'unità", "Ultimo Uomo", "Colla" and "Rivista studio". His main interest are philosophy, ancient history, history of religions, astronomy, poetry. Libro dei fulmini, published by Edizioni di Atlantide in 2017, is his first novel.

​Tommaso Giartosio is a writer, translator, and a speaker at Radio3.