Author: Michael Palma

Michael Palma is an Italian-American author and translator who lives in Vermont. His poetry collections in English include FAITHFUL IN MY FASHION: ESSAYS ON THE TRANSLATION OF POETRY (Xenos Books / Chelsea Editions, 2016), The Egg Shape (Archival Press, 1972), A Fortune in Gold (Gradiva, 2000) and Begin in Gladness (Star Cloud Press, 2011). His many translations of modern Italian poets include the prize- winning volumes of Guido Gozzano, The Man I Pretend To Be, and Diego Valeri, My Name on the Wind, both published by Princeton University Press. He has contributed translations to Luciano Erba's The Metaphysical Streetcar Conductor (Gradiva, 1998) and Alfredo de Palchi's ADDICTIVE AVERSIONS (Xenos Books, 1999) and PARADIGM (Chelsea Editions, 2013). His rhymed translation of Dante's Inferno was published by Norton in 2002 and reissued as a Norton Critical Edition in 2007.

FAITHFUL IN MY FASHION: Essays on the Translation of Poetry
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FAITHFUL IN MY FASHION: Essays on the Translation of Poetry

Xenos Books / Chelsea Editions

Literary Nonfiction. Literary Criticism. Translation. Michael Palma, one of the outstanding translators of Dante in our time, discusses the art of translation and literary companionship in eleven genial and witty essays, plus an interview. In the fi...

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