Italian Poetry Review 2008: Poetry in Italy, Poetry in America
Presentation of new issue of the Review, with Susan Stewart, Mark Strand, and others
Organized by Paolo Valesio (Columbia University)
Sponsors include the Department of Italian, the Italian Poetry Review, the Department of English and Comparative Literature, the Center for Literary Translation, the Writing Division of the School of the Arts (all of the above at Columbia University), the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, and Crossroads Cultural Center.
Italian Poetry Review (IPR) is a journal of creativity and criticism that is part of a larger cultural program based at Columbia, both in the Italian Department and at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America. Printed mostly in Italian and English, IPR is the first journal in the United States dedicated to the critical and pluri-lingual diffusion of Italian poetry in a broad comparative context: it compares the current state of Italian and American poetry, and fosters a dialogue between poetry and prose as well as a dialogue between poetry and “texts” from non-verbal arts, such as painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and design. IPR aims at establishing a dialogue between academic and non-academic readers of poetry.
The presentation of the 2008 issue of the review will include a poetry reading, in English and Italian, accompanied by a round table. Poetry readings by Alfredo De Palchi (Director of “Chelsea Publications”), Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Howard (Columbia U.), Davide Rondoni (Director of the Center for Contemporary Poetry, Bologna), former MacArthur Fellow Susan Stewart (Princeton U.), Poet Laureate of the United States, Mark Strand (Columbia U.). Translation readings by Graziella Sidoli (Convent of the Sacred Heart). Remarks by Francesca Cadel (Yale U.), Peter Carravetta (SUNY at Stony Brook), Fabio Finotti (University of Pennsylvania), Luigi Fontanella (SUNY at Stony Brook), Mario Moroni (SUNY at Binghamton), Alessandro Polcri (Fordham U.), Taije Silverman (Ursinus College).