Poetry. Bilingual poems in Italian and English. Illustrations by Rocco Cafiso. "Emanuel di Pasquale's poems should be read by every American ... He excels at the short lyric, writes directly, and feels deeply ... The reader is enriched by both his Sicilian and his American realizations in his life-enhancing lines"--Richard Eberhart. "[di Pasquale] writes out of strong experience, and by insisting on accuracy, he comes out both simple and surprising. He's never decorative: there is always something human happening, and his words are close to it"--Richard Wilbur.
Emanuel di Pasquale was born in Ragusa, Sicily, and emigrated to America in 1957. He holds a B. A. in English from Adelphi University and an M. A. from NYU. His translations from Italian include The Journey Ends Here by Carlo della Corte (Gradiva, 2000), SHARING A TRIP by Silvio Ramat (Bordighera Press, 2001), which won a Raiziss/dePalchi Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets, and Between the Blast Furnaces and the Dizziness by Milo De Angelis (Chelsea Editions, 2003). He has published several books of his own poetry, the first being Genesis (Boa Editions, 1989); and the latest five being The Ocean's Will (2013) from Guernica Editions (Canada), SELF-PORTRAIT (NYQ Books, 2014), Knowing the Moment (Blast Press, 2014), Poems in Sicily and America (Blast Press, 2016), and IN TRUTH (NYQ Books, 2017). He has also written a book for children, Cartwheel to the Moon (Cricket Books, 2003). In 2012 Xenos books published his translation of Dante's La Vita Nova which he co-translated with Bruno Alemanni. He is the Poet Laureate of Long Branch, New Jersey, and teaches English at Middlesex County College.Author City: LONG BRANCH, NJ USA