We're a little late with this but in the December issue of Poetry magazine Geoffrey Brock provides an introduction to contemporary Italian poetry, discussing some of the similarities and differences in the development of Italian and American poetry, and presents the work of nearly a dozen Italian poets, including Franco Fortini, Patrizia Valduga, and Fabio Pusterla.
(The same issue also includes two poems by Fiona Sampson who appeared in Absinthe #3.)
Translating from ... Chinese - At The Millions Barclay Bram Shoemaker writes on Literary Prowess Lost: On Mo Yan's 'Frog' and the Trouble with Translation -- well worth a look. ...
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