Those who from afar look like flies:' Italian poetry from Pasolini to the present
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Professor Luigi Ballerini
Luigi Ballerini, currently living in New York and Los Angeles, is an Italian poet, professor of modern and contemporary Italian Literature at UCLA, translator, and a historian of gastronomy. In addition to numerous studies on Italian Futurism, avant-garde literature and poetry, medieval poetry, historical gastronomy, and contemporary sculpture, he has edited several bilingual anthologies of Italian and American poetry, and translated a variety of American authors including Herman Melville, William Carlos Williams, and Gertrude Stein. His poetry has appeared under the following titles:eccetera. E (1972), Che figurato muore (1988), Che oror l’orient (1991), Il terzo gode (1994),The Cadence of a Neighboring Tribe, English edition, (1997) Stracci shakespeariani (1996),Uscita senza strada (2000), Uno monta la luna (2001), Se il tempo è matto (Mondadori, 2010), Una dozzina + 3 (2012), and Cefalonia [2005; Eng. transl. Cephalonia 1943-2001 (2016), a two-voice monologue between an Italian soldier fallen in combat, but possibly executed, and Hans D, a German businessman born with a silver spoon in his mouth, before, during and above all after World War II. A volume of Luigi Ballerini’s collected poems was published by Mondadori in April 2016.
He is currently completing an anthology of Italian poetry from Pasolini to 2010, combining poetical texts with selected criticism.
Tuesday, October 25 at 5 PM – 7:30 PM
ICC Georgetown University
ICC 450, Main-Location-ICC-450