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Piercing the Page

Selected Poems 1958-1989

Antonio Porta


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Poetry. Translated from the Italian by many hands. Edited with an introduction by Gian Maria Annovi and with an afterword, Porta: Rhythm and the Poetic List, by Umberto Eco. PIERCING THE PAGE is an extensive selection of Antonio Porta's poetry, from 1958-1989, representing one of the highest and most intense achievements of postwar Italian Literature. One of the five original members of the Novissimi (anthologized in the groundbreaking 1961 volume I Novissimi: Poetry for the Sixties), Porta remains one of the most important figures in the literary movement known as the Neo-Avant-garde; his work exhibiting a relentless desire for change and articulation. Porta wrote for several major newspapers in Italy, as well as having a more than thirty-year career as an editor for publishing houses in both Milan and Rome. Although several collections of Porta's work have been published in the US since 1978, PIERCING THE PAGE represents the culmination of a lifetime in poetry.

Otis Books Seismicity Editions, 9780984528950, 368pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2012