Book Presentation: Paradigm: New and Selected Poems 1947-2009. By Alfredo de Palchi.
Book Presentation: Paradigm: New and Selected Poems 1947-2009. By Alfredo de Palchi. Translated from the original Italian by Barbarba Carle, Michael Palma, Sonia Raiziss, John Taylor et al. Panelists include: Luigi Fontanella, Irene Marchegiani, John Taylor. Anthony Julian Tamburri, moderator.
Alfredo de Palchi is a highly regarded poet, translator and publisher living in New York City. As a teenager, he was arrested and imprisoned for six years in postwar Italy. In prison he discovered the poet François Villon and wrote his first poem on the wall of his cell. He came to America in 1956 and began to promote Italian poetry with translations and the journal Chelsea, which he published for forty years. Writing his own poetry in his native Italian, he is here translated by major Italian-English translators of our time.