Save the Date for Nov. 29: Presentation of “Piercing the Page: Selected Poems 1958 – 1989” by Antonio Porta

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November 28, 2012 by Italians in Chicago

by Valeria Fanelli –

On the occasion of the publication of “Antonio Porta, Piercing the Page. Selected Poems 1958-1989” by Gian Maria Annovi –University of Denver– the author will discuss Porta’s work with Jennifer Scappettone from the University of Chicago.

The event will take place on Nov. 29 at the Italian Institute of Culture.

To make a reservation, please click here.

Gian Maria Annovi is Assistant Professor of Italian at the University of Denver. He is the author of Altri corpi: poesia e corporalità negli anni Sessanta.

He has published four collections of poetry: Denkmal, Terza persona cortese, Self-eaters and Kamikaze e altre persone.

In 2006 he was awarded the Mazzacurati-Russo Prize for poetry.

Annovi has translated into Italian several North-American poets: Anne Carson, Michael Palmer, David Bromige, Andrew Shurin, Ray DiPalma, Bruce Andrews, Joseph Ceravolo, and Anselm Berrigan, among others.

He is the recipient of the 2011 “Pier Paolo Pasolini Award” for the best doctoral dissertation, and he is currently working on a manuscript on Pasolini’s legacy. He writes for the Italian newspaper Il Manifesto.

Jennifer Scappettone is Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing, Associated Faculty of Romance Languages and Literatures, and Faculty Affiliate of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago.

In 2008 she guest-edited a dossier dedicated to contemporary Italian “poetry of research” for the journal Aufgabe.

She is the editor of Locomotrix: Selected Poetry and Prose of Amelia Rosselli.

As a poet, she has published widely and her work has been included in a range of anthologies in the U.S., Portugal, and Chile; she is the author of From Dame Quickly: Poems and of the bilingual Thing Ode: Ode oggettuale.

She is completing a critical study titled Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice.

Scappettone was the Andrew W. Mellon Rome Prize Fellow in Modern Italian Studies for 2010-11.

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