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Author: Lewis Turco

Lewis Putnam Turco is a prolific author of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He is the founder of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center, and the creative writing program at the State University of New York College at Oswego. Turco's first book of criticism, Visions and Revisions of American Poetry, won the Melville Cane Award of the Poetry Society of America, and his A BOOK OF FEARS: POEMS, with Italian translations by Joseph Alessia, won the first annual Bordighera Poetry Prize. He is also the author of three additional titles published by Bordighera Press: SHAKING THE FAMILY TREE: A REMEMBRANCE (1998), LA FAMIGLIA: THE FAMILY (2009), and THE HERO ENKIDU (2015). Turco received the John Ciardi Award for lifetime achievement in poetry.

A BOOK OF FEARS: UN LIBRO DI FOBIE
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A BOOK OF FEARS: UN LIBRO DI FOBIE

Bordighera Press

Poetry. Lewis Turco is one of the most original and diversely talented Italian American poets. What a pleasure to read him in two languages at once -- his own zesty English and an Italian translation (Dana Gioia). A BOOK OF FEARS is literally that: ...

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The Hero Enkidu
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The Hero Enkidu

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Poetry. "Lewis Turco... appears to have combined the longevity of Utnapishtim with the energy and industry of Gilgamesh: once seized with inspiration, he wrote THE HERO ENKIDU at white heat in his eightieth year. The inspiration itself is of the kin...

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La Famiglia: The Family
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La Famiglia: The Family

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Nonfiction. Memoir. Poetry. Essays. Italian American Studies. "Although it is true that I distanced myself from my youth, of course (everybody does), I never distanced myself from my ethnicity. I simply write poems and stories--and, of recent decade...

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SHAKING THE FAMILY TREE: A REMEMBRANCE
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SHAKING THE FAMILY TREE: A REMEMBRANCE

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Nonfiction. "For those of us who have followed Lewis Turco's inventive and engaging poems over the years, SHAKING THE FAMILY TREE is a welcome revelation. His reminiscences of youth and family offer warmth and insights into a body of work that track...

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The Sonnetarium
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The Sonnetarium

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Poetry. A collection of sonnets by Lewis Turco.THE FOREWORD BLUESWesli Court said I should write a book,A bunch of blues—enough to fill a book,And he’d design the cover. I said, "Look,If you’ll write half of them, then I will chooseA ball-point pen,...

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