Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 6pm
Angelo Zeolla reads from The Bronx Unbound, ovvero i versi Bronxesi (Bordighera Press, 2023)
With rugged verse “like a strega’s curse,” Angelo Zeolla navigates the stoops and alleyways of the Bronx through worlds of languages, dialects, cultures, and more. The Bronx Unbound is a kaleidoscopic collection, unveiling the Mediterranean dimensions in the New York City borough and, as he writes, “the realization that civilization/is eternally caught up in the/flux.” The child of Campanian immigrants, Zeolla has published in the journal Philadelphia Poets and the 2008 anthology Avanti Popolo: Italian Americans Sailing beyond Christopher Columbus. This event offers an opportunity to experience Zeolla’s dynamic performance of his transcultural poetry.
Angelo Zeolla will be joined by:
Luis Canyada, Division X emcee
Peter Carravetta, Stony Brook University
Nick Matros, poet
Elisabetta Sanino D’Amanda, Rochester Institute of Technology