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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

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Culture in Verse: Dante Alighieri, Guido Gozzano, Giovanni Raboni

A bilingual poetry reading with Michael Palma

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Culture in Verse: Dante Alighieri, Guido Gozzano, Giovanni Raboni The Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC and the National Endowment for the Arts cordially invite you to a bilingual poetry reading with Michael Palma, Poet and Translator: "Culture in Verse. Dante Alighieri, Guido Gozzano, Giovanni Raboni".

Introduction and discussion with Dana Gioia, Poet and Chairman National Endowment for the Arts.

Reception to follow

RSVP required: iicwashington@esteri.it or (202) 518-0998 - ID required

Michael Palma was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1945. He has published one full-length collection of poems, A Fortune in Gold (Gradiva, 2000), and two poetry chapbooks, Antibodies (1997) and The Egg Shape (1972).

He has published translations of nine modern and contemporary Italian poets, including: Luigi Fontanella (The Transparent Life and Other Poems, 2000); Franco Buffoni (The Shadow of Mount Rosa, 2002); Paolo Valesio (Every Afternoon Can Make the World Stand Still, 2002); Maura Del Serra (Infinite Present, 2002; with Emanuel di Pasquale), and Ljuba Merlina Bortolani (The Siege, 2002). In January 2002, his terza rima translation of Dante's Inferno was published by W.W. Norton & Co.

Michael Palma has received the Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship and the Raiziss/de Palchi Book Prize from the Academy of American Poets, the Italo Calvino Award from the Translation Center of Columbia University, and the Premio Speciale of the Associazione Culturale Campana of Latina, Italy. He lives with his wife in Bellows Falls, Vermont. -- From the Academy of American Poets website

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Information

Date: Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Time: 7:00 pm

Venue: Italian Cultural Institute, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC

Organized by: Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC and National Endowment for the Arts

In collaboration with: National Endowment for the Arts

RSVP required: iicwashington@esteri.it or (202) 518-0998 - ID required

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