Contemporary Italian Women Poets A Bilingual Anthology

ISBN-10: 0934977178
ISBN-13: 9780934977173
Edition: 2001
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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Italica Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

Contemporary Italian Women Poets introduces English-reading audiences to the diversity of contemporary women's poetry in Italy during the past five decades. It includes twenty-five authors whose work has been published since World War II: poets from different generations and regions, some with international acclaim, others known primarily to those within women's literary circles. THE POETS who appear are: Mariella Bettarini, Cristina Campo, Anna Cascella, Patrizia Cavalli, Elena Clementelli, Rosita Copioli,Biancamaria Frabotta, Luciana Frezza, Vera Gherarducci, Margherita Guidacci, Armanda Guiducci, Jolanda Insana, Vivian Lamarque, Gabriella Leto, Dacia Maraini, Daria Menicanti, Alda Merini, Giulia Niccolai, Luciana Notari, Rossana Ombres, Piera Oppezzo, Amelia Rosselli, Gabriella Sica, Maria Luisa Spaziani and Patrizia Valduga. DUAL-LANGUAGE POETRY. Introduction, notes on the poets, bibliography index of first lines.

Preface
Introduction
On Translation
Chameleonp. 2
What's Left of Youp. 4
I Don't Knowp. 4
To the Readers Who Write to Mep. 4
Epigram for a Wormp. 6
Ifp. 6
Felinesp. 8
Seagullsp. 8
Biographical Newsp. 8
Love Saysp. 10
Meditations and Maxims
Madame Xp. 12
The Crazy Motherp. 12
Before Our Encounterp. 14
Map of the Winter Skyp. 16
Springp. 16
It Is like a Shortness of Breathp. 18
Anniversary with Agave Plantsp. 18
The White Summer Clothes Are Folded Awayp. 22
At Times I Say: Let's Try to Be Joyousp. 22
Love, Today My Lipp. 22
Now I Want All My Letters White Againp. 24
Devout like a Branchp. 24
Indian Summerp. 26
The Tiger Absencep. 26
Canon IVp. 28
Brevity of Embracesp. 30
Upon Closing the Bookp. 30
Readingsp. 30
In Emily's Mannerp. 32
I Look at You So Oldp. 32
Deliveryp. 34
Under an Impure Starp. 34
Perhaps One Day There Will Be Waysp. 36
Your Hands, My Lovep. 38
Circle and Obsession of Wallsp. 38
Etruscan Notebookp. 40
I'd Like to Try Telling You of Springp. 42
Moviolap. 44
The Presentp. 46
The Prisonp. 46
Memory's Usefulnessp. 48
It Is Said by Some Sailors, the Oldp. 48
Ultrasoundp. 50
The Crossroadsp. 50
To the Readersp. 52
Spark of Greenp. 52
To the Victims of Mauthausenp. 52
Role Reversalp. 54
Old Dedicationp. 56
Against the Currentp. 56
To Allen Ginsberg and Cop. 58
Placesp. 60
Workp. 62
The Smilep. 64
Eurydicep. 66
Summerp. 66
September 22ndp. 68
October 27thp. 68
December 15thp. 76
April 5thp. 76
June 30thp. 78
Infinite We Count the Dead! The Dance Is Almost Finished! Deathp. 82
If the Soul Loses Its Gift Then It Loses Ground, If Hellp. 82
Dawn Presented Itself Bare-Armed and Immodestp. 84
A Feeble Little Voice: All It Takes Is Barely Opening the Shutterp. 84
In the Evening the Sky Roams, a Meagerp. 84
Around This Body of Minep. 86
I Dreamt of Visiting Relativesp. 88
A Blue That Isn't Even Blue or in Any Casep. 88
The Mirrors! Thep. 90
Tonight with Bold Desirep. 92
It Wasn't the Love of Others or Minep. 94
Steep Acquisitions Motionless Fearsp. 94
There Is Not and There Will Never Be So Muchp. 94
Here Where the Pathp. 96
If a Privileged Lightp. 96
Indeed You Came Home Too Latep. 96
The Ship Waits in the Harborp. 98
What Is Left and by Now Reduced to Littlep. 98
Among Myths and Specters of the Futurep. 98
Love Dream Versep. 100
Dies iraep. 102
Hymnp. 102
Genesisp. 104
Song of Replyp. 104
Ah If at Least I Couldp. 106
The Bird of Firep. 106
I Leave You These Imprints on the Earthp. 108
I Was Born on the Twenty-First in Springp. 108
The Overcoatp. 108
I Open the Cigarettep. 110
Talin of the Pasta Factoryp. 112
Sentimental Suffering of the Oyster of Smokep. 114
Rondeau Tempop. 116
The Angel Who Separated Us with the Flamep. 118
Nursery Rhyme in Eight Strophesp. 120
Bella and the Golemp. 126
So Inferredp. 134
The Clear Form Clashesp. 134
Syntactic and Verbalp. 134
Only Indirectlyp. 136
Harry's Bar Balladp. 138
The Geographical Historyp. 140
Frisbees on Lightp. 142
Iterationp. 148
Demandp. 148
Projectp. 148
Ready-Made Worldp. 148
"Now Melanctha Had neither Home, nor Regular Occupation."p. 150
I Dreamt a Pigp. 156
The Man with Long Legsp. 156
Love If This Is Lovep. 158
Family Storiesp. 158
I Am Twop. 160
I Spent the Nightp. 162
Your Face Has No Namep. 164
Lemon, Hot Water and a Blood Clotp. 164
A Little Woman with Medusa Eyesp. 166
To Know Me?p. 168
The Parabola of the Heartp. 172
The Colic Passionp. 176
The Tapestry of the Heartp. 176
The Rootingp. 180
The Scream of Abu Nuwasp. 182
Forgetfulness is Notp. 186
Difficult with Youp. 186
Even Your Escape Is a Bit Specialp. 188
The Nomad of the Skyp. 190
In the Deposits of the Heartp. 190
[To One Afflicted with Adolescence]p. 192
Fragment for the Motherp. 194
There Is Only One Almightyp. 194
The Holm Oakp. 196
The Namep. 198
Biographyp. 198
If Nature Bellowsp. 200
In That Moment When the Body Drownsp. 200
Let Us Love As We Choose: Waterp. 202
I Say That the Cricket the Scorpion the Grasshopperp. 204
Epilogue [at the Proper Distance]p. 204
The Poet's Home
If One Always Deniesp. 208
Body and Soulp. 208
Distancep. 210
Marsh Metropolitan Seasonp. 212
Winter Landscapep. 212
Brief Ecstasyp. 212
The Dim Light Splits the Woods in Two Distinct Linesp. 214
Erosion of Utopia or Rigor of Patience?p. 214
It Is True. I Am Not a Poet the Way You Arep. 214
Heloise
Dianae sumus in fidep. 218
Myopiap. 220
Shipwreckp. 222
Self-Portrait in the Third Personp. 222
There Was a Castlep. 224
Illegitimate Poemp. 224
I Wanted to Dream the Mailmanp. 224
The Lady of the Snowp. 226
The Lady of the Last Timep. 226
Newborn Loverp. 226
The Gentleman in Frontp. 226
The Gentleman in the Heartp. 228
The Gentleman and the Ladyp. 228
Little Girlp. 228
Prayer of Mothers Who Unintentionally Failed Their Childrenp. 230
Looking at the Moonp. 230
Stunned, I Was Looking for Reasonsp. 232
In the Just Dampened Parkp. 232
To Simulate the Burning of the Heart, the Humiliationp. 232
Far from the Kingdomsp. 234
Of All Distances the Best Possible Onep. 234
Across My Face the Nights Fallp. 236
Inside Your Sea My Boat Was Sailingp. 236
If Now You Knocked on My Doorp. 238
It Will Not Apprehend the Objectp. 238
"I Go, but Where? Oh Gods!"p. 240
Eurydicep. 242
Sea Dreamsp. 242
Make Your Body a Heartp. 246
The Heart and the Severed Headp. 248
Ip. 250
The Lighteningp. 250
Nudityp. 250
Monotonyp. 250
On the Seap. 252
Poems for a Little Boy
The Other Simulationp. 258
The Word Knows How to Seduce the Fleshp. 258
I Despair Because I Don't Have Wordsp. 258
And This Is a Beautiful Night That in the Heartp. 260
Why Are Those Who Are Loved So Dull and Leaden?p. 260
Notesp. 265
About the Poetsp. 271
Selected Bibliographyp. 301
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