Claudio Angelini
Translated by Antonio D'Alfonso

Manhattan Poemspreviousnext Ekstasis Editions

I have loved reading these poems. They are beautiful, and worthy of the contemporary enchanted island. Claudio Angelini sees New York with the intimacy of one who dwells there, yet with the wonder of an outsider — and he tells what he sees with the voice of a poet, enriching the city’s music with the music of the Italian language.
~ Robert Pinski

Claudio Angelini was born in Italy where he has made a career as a writer and a journalist. His first collection of poems, Prima della fine, edited by the Nobel Prize Salvatore Quasimodo, won an Italian award for the best first book. He published many other books of poetry, novels and essays. His novel, Malato speciale, won the Bancarella Opera Prima Award. His novel, Il mistero di Simonetta (The Mystery of Simonetta), was published in America by Guernica Editions in 2007. Poesie a Manhattan (Manhattan Poems) won Camaiore Award. Claudio Angelini has been living in New York, with his wife, for the past twenty years. There he became bureau chief of RAI-TV for America, director of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Currently, he is director of the New York Dante Alighieri Association and chairman of Poetry Capri Awards board. Claudio Angelini was the first journalist to broadcast for Italian audience the 9/11 terrorist attack, a tragedy that inspired many poems collected in this book. Angelini wrote also the musical Obama in Naples, that has been staged in New York and in Washington, DC. His comedy, The woman in a chador, has been staged in New York.

ISBN 978-1-77171-067-1
120 pages
6 x 9
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