PASSWORDS: ROSSELLI AT POETS HOUSE

Passwords: Jennifer Scappettone on Amelia Rosselli

photo courtesy of Dino Ignani

photo courtesy of Dino Ignani

Poets House, New York City
April 25, 2013 – 7:00PM
Kray Hall
$10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members

Poet, translator and scholar Jennifer Scappettone discusses the work of the Italian poet and musicologist Amelia Rosselli (1930-1996) — whose first book was introduced by Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1964 — and will read from her award-winning translation. Rosselli’s extraordinary upbringing as a self-defined “child of the Second World War” led her to compose among three languages and synthesize a hybrid literary heritage stretching from Dante and the troubadours through Ezra Pound and John Berryman, recasting both the tradition and the future of Italian poetry.

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