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 general without particulars. Vangelisti's is a delirious art, painstaking and rigorous, the sort of delirium one might imagine in the person who first observed that stationary objects are actually made up of moving particles. While the work is full of willful anachronisms, these are the anachronisms that have never existed until now" - from the foreword by Standard Schaefer.
Paul Vangelisti is the author of some twenty books of poetry, as well as a noted translator from Italian. From 1971-1982 he was co-editor, with John McBride, of the literary magazine Invisible City; from 1993-2002, edited Ribot, the annual report of the College of Neglected Science; and the literary tabloid or, from 2009-2014. In 2015 he edited Amiri Baraka's posthumous S.O.S., Poems, 1961- 2014 for Grove Atlantic.Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA