Poetry. Emanuel di Pasquale's SELF-PORTRAIT offers a collection of small but powerful poems that present a world where the poet, the poem and thus the reader wrestle with the human connection with nature—our forming mother. These poems explore inner passions and how such passions help us understand the nature of nature, the nature of things, and ultimately the nature of ourselves.
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