Poetry. "HARVEST is a splendid collection, fresh and various"—X. J. Kennedy. "[Di Pasquale] writes out of strong experience, and by insisting on accuracy, he comes out both simple and surprising. He's never decorative: there is always something human happening, and his words are close to it"—Richard Wilbur.
About the author: Emanuel di Pasquale came to America at the age of 15. In 1966, he earned an M.A. in English from NYU and has been teaching in college ever since. His first book of poems,Genesis, was published by BOA Editions in 1989. Since then, he has published a number of his poetry books (his latest being, Cartwheel to the Moon (a children's book), from Cricket Books, The Silver Lake Love Poems, SICILIANA, WRITING ANEW: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, and HARVEST, all from Bordighera press. His long poem, Connections, won the Chelsea Poetry Award. He worked as poetry editor of Chelsea for a number of years. He has translated many Italian poets. His translation of Silvio Ramat's Sharing a Trip won di Pasquale The Academy of American Poets' Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship in 2002. He also won the Bordighera Poetry Prize for his translation into Italian of Joe Salerno's Song of the Tulip Tree. His translation of Dante'sVita Nuova will be published in 2011 by Xenos Press.
From the book:
Aurora, God’s Wings
Does black-borealis come from light?