Observations: Poems, by Claudio Pasi translated by Tim Smith with Marco Sonzogni Seraph Press Translation Series No. 2
These thirteen poems provide an introduction to the recent work of Bolognese poet Claudio Pasi. It includes selections from his sequences ‘Via del dolore’ (Way of suffering, 2014), ‘A cuore aperto’ (Open heart, 2015) and ‘Tempo di guerra’ (Wartime, 2014), plus new poems.
As eminent poet Alessandro Fo says in his introduction to this collection, ‘Pasi’s poetics are characterised by an empathetic and moving attention to the little things – the mini-dramas – of life: those ‘normal’ but dramatic events in the day-to-day happenings of a person, family, or community.’
This gorgeous bilingual chapbook is hand-bound with hemp thread.
Claudio Pasi was born in Molinella in the Italian province of Bologna in 1958. He currently lives and works in the small town of Camposampiero, Padua. His poetry collections inlcude In linea d’ombra (In the line of the shadow, 1982) and La casa che brucia (The burning house, 1993), and has work published in many magazines and journals. He has translated ancient and modern poets, and writes art criticism.
About the translators
Tim Smith is a graduate student at Victoria University of Wellington, and holds degrees in Classics and Literary Translation Studies. He specialises in the reception of Dante.
Marco Sonzogni teaches Italian Studies and Literary Translation Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. He specialises in the poetry of Eugenio Montale and Seamus Heaney.
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Title: Observations: Poems / Osservazione: Poesie Authors: Claudio Pasi Translators: Tim Smith and Marco Sonzogni Category: Poetry ISBN: 978-0-9941345-4-7 Format: Paperback, 210 mm (tall) x 148 mm (wide), 40 pages RRP: $20 Publication Date: November 2016 Trade price $10.67 Orders are ordinarily firm sale, but sale or return terms are available on request. Contact Helen Rickerby, managing editor, Seraph Press, PO Box 25239, Wellington 6146, New Zealand email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: (04) 385 7119