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Emanuel di Pasquale
Publisher: Bordighera Press
PubDate: 8/15/2011
ISBN: 9781599540283
Price: $10.00
Pages: 56
Poems: 41


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
by Emanuel di Pasquale

Does black-borealis come from light?
Does it have its own life?
Is death the back hand of life, or the palm?
Is sleep small death or life-driving, driven?
Eagles that mate in the high skies
And orgasm as they fall?
Does life blossom from the fall of death?
The burst of black that yearned to be seen, to see?


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