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Author: Paul Vangelisti

Paul Vangelisti is the author of more than thirty books of poetry, as well as a noted translator from Italian. His most recent title is LIQUID PRISONER (Lithic Press, 2021). His book of poems, MOTIVE AND OPPORTUNITY, was published in fall 2020 by Shearsman Books in the U.K. In 2015 he edited Amiri Baraka's posthumous collected poems, S.O.S.: Poems, 1961-2014, for Grove Press. In 2006, Lucia Re's and his translation of Amelia Rosselli's War Variations won both the Premio Flaiano in Italy and the PEN-USA Award. In 2010, his translation of Adriano Spatola's The Position of Things: Collected Poems, 1961-1992 was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize. From 1971-1982 he was co-editor, with John McBride, of the literary magazine Invisible City and, from 1993-2002, edited Ribot, the annual report of the College of Neglected Science (CONS). He lives in Pasadena.

Border Music
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Border Music

Talisman House, Publishers

Poetry. "But if seemingly willful obscurity is often a deterrent in reading or viewing work from any avant-garde, Vangelisti's poems are replete with a sustained clarity that invites us to savor these moments without being penalized for letting go o...

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EMBARRASSMENT OF SURVIVAL
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EMBARRASSMENT OF SURVIVAL

MARSILIO/AGINCOURT

Poetry. "Vangelisti helps us to see that there is always something human in serious poetry and any effort to expropriate the human is an appropriation of its most crucial element: our sense that there is no community if there is no humanity, no gene...

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Liquid Prisoner
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Liquid Prisoner

Lithic Press

Poetry. LIQUID PRISONER is the latest book from prolific American poet Paul Vangelisti. In this collection of 77 sonnets each poem is a response to the even-numbered poems of Shakespeare. The title comes from a line in Shakespeare's 5th sonnet, "A l...

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Motive and Opportunity
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Motive and Opportunity

Shearsman Books

Poetry. California Interest. MOTIVE AND OPPORTUNITY is principally located in Los Angeles, where the poet has lived and worked since 1968. The five pieces collected here are various attempts at poetic language trying to settle in this metropolitan s...

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THE NEW REVIEW VOL.4 NO.2 SPRING 2007
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THE NEW REVIEW VOL.4 NO.2 SPRING 2007

The New Review

Magazine. Poetry. Fiction. Essays. The Spring 2007 issue of THE NEW REVIEW OF LITERATURE, a project of the Graduate Writing Program of Otis College of Art and Design, features boldly current yet accessible prose and poetry from Amy Allara, Ralph Ang...

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Two
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Two

Talisman House, Publishers

Poetry. "In TWO, Paul Vangelisti connects the antipodes of the extraordinary literary geography he has been creating through the course of his numerous previous works. Taken separately or together, the diptych of TWO finds Paul Vangelisti at the hei...

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Wholly Falsetto with People Dancing
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Wholly Falsetto with People Dancing

Otis Books | Seismicity Editions

Literary Nonfiction. Poetry History & Criticism. An older man's not-so-divine comedy, Vangelisti's FALSETTO is in three parts, corresponding to Hell, Purgatory and Paradise: namely, "Westernmost," the Los Angeles of a poet's daybook; the fool's purg...

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