Poetry Depot

December 19, 2010

Major Poetry Awards for 2010

Filed under: American, Bulgarian, Canadian, Irish, Italian, relational poetry, uk, Uncategorized — razvan @ 8:20 pm

All around the world there are a few awards for poetry that are a mark of quality of this art and manage to rise the public attention over contemporary poets, even when they are well established as authors in their own comunities.

One of the most important poetry awards in Italy is presented by City of Florence. This year the Carlo Betocchi Prize for poetry was awarded to Patrizia Valduga as she made her own the „crisis of modern lyrical language, managing to give it new literary dignity thanks to an inspired, and striking recovery of contaminated forms and meters of Italian most illustrious tradition.” (Pierfrancesco Listri)

Golden Wreath of Poetry for Struga Poetry Evenings festival was awarded to the Bulgarian author Lyubomir Levchev.

The Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (United States) went to Rae Armantrout for Versed, “a book striking for its wit and linguistic inventiveness, offering poems that are often little thought-bombs detonating in the mind long after the first reading.” as the jury described the collection: “What if there were a hidden pleasure/ in calling one thing/ by another’s name?//” quoted on Cati Poter blog (more…)

October 8, 2010

Czech underground poetry

Filed under: Czech, European, Italian — Tags: , , , — razvan @ 4:04 pm

with english subtitles

October 31, 2008

Fabiano Alborghetti, Italian contemporary poetry

Filed under: European, Italian — Tags: — razvan @ 8:37 pm

Francesco sent me poetry by Fabiano Alborghetti from Italy. 




Then her son got lost, suddenly in the square

among the crowd there’s a new space where he stood:

and no one who knew, no one that had seen


a t-shirt with purple stripes, his red cap on his head.

What do you know of the fright I got she shouted right in his face


what do you know of a mother being crippled (more…)

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