New Anthology of American Poetry Launch Party #Rome #May29th

I wish to thank the numerous poets and friends who have joined the Nuova Antologia di Poesia Americana launch party at the Caffè Letterario N'importe Quoi, last night. A special thank you to the amazing Brigade poets and Rome poets, Marco Cinque, Ludovica Lanini, Edoardo Olmi, Giovanna Iorio, Maria Desiderio and Enzo Lomanno. A heartfelt thank you to my American friends Jackie Murray and Dan Curley and to 4 of Skidmore's students, Helen Kirk, Kevin Wang, Mary Farrington and Emily Sater who have read so beautifully the poems in their original version. Jackie's reading of "Eurydice is Missing" by Stephen Kessler was brilliant. The way she used her cell phone in the end just had me smile.

And, thank you, thank you, thank you to all my friends and to all those who were there to celebrate American Poetry with me. Grazie Beppe, Stefania, Adelaide, Carolina, Greg, Riccardo, Alan, Marco and all the RomeKids. Thank you also to my publisher Matteo Chiavarone for believing in this project, for making it real and for calling me the new Fernanda Pivano. If only!

Check pictures here and here.

photo © Jackie Murray


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