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Embargoed Voices: Poesia Ultima / Italian Poetry Now

Festival of Italian Contemporary Poetry & Poetics
Presenting Maria Attanasio, Giovanna Frene, Marco Giovenale & Milli Graffi
New York May 26-27 / Chicago May 28-29

Featuring Italy’s foremost experimental and emerging writers–poets, but also critics and translators–the festival inludes readings, panel discussion, symposium and salon to bring an array of new poetic voices to US readers to reveal points of confluence and conflict within Italian and global poetries.

Curated by Aufgabe #7 guest editor Jennifer Scappettone and co-sponsored by Litmus Press, Poets House, the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, University of Chicago Arts Council and Departments of Romance Languages and Creative Writing, Northwestern University Department of French and Italian, Chicago Poetry Center, and Th!nkArt Gallery.

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