Join us for an evening with Taije Silverman, who will be reading from her translation of Giovanni Pascoli’s poems, Selected Poems of Giovanni Pascoli. This event will be free and open to the public.
Praised as “at long last a true rendering of the first modern in Italian poetry,” the Selected Poems of Giovanni Pascoli gathers work from throughout Pascoli’s career and brings his revolutionary mixture of farm slang and scholarly diction into a profoundly current vision. Providing scholarly notes as well as a chronology, this bilingual volume introduces English-language readers to the founder of modern Italian poetry, contextualizing a poet who moves easily between elm trees and the cosmos with his tenacious yet affirming grief. “Ultimately, Pascoli’s nostalgia takes radical form,” Silverman writes in the introduction, “as if the poet had written, ‘I wish I were there,’ over and over, and then very lightly crossed out every word but there.”
About the Author
Taije Silverman teaches poetry and literary translation at the University of Pennsylvania and is the author of the poetry collection Houses Are Fields.