The Poets’ Corner Nov 2, 2008 15:48:59 GMT 2
Post by moira on Nov 2, 2008 15:48:59 GMT 2
The Poets’ Corner
Intro / background / mission /history of your 'zine:
Thanks to The Pedagogical Institute of Bolzano, specifically in the persons of Cristina Petruzzino and Vanni Barone, who technically and morally supports the Poets’ Corner on the Fieralingue site, I opened in 2004 the Poets’ Corner and edit the present pages. My choice goes to contemporary Poets, but also to artists I particularly value, see Berty Skuber; Peter Ciccariello’s experimental photography; Charles Martin’s photography and writings; Marton Koppany’s, Bob Grumman’s, Geof Huth’s, Nico Vassilakis’s visual poems; our dear Al Aronowitz with a special series of SCHMAIKUS; Christian Bök’s word experiments; Ugo Carrega’s Nuova Poesia; Maria Damon & mIEKAL aND’s collaboration as Dall’O’s with Schrott; Ray DiPalma’s inventions; Luc Fierens’s as well as our dear David-Battiste Chirot’s frottages and collages; Jukka-Pekka Kervinen’s letters; Tad Richards rhyming thrillers with illustrations; Daniel Zimmerman and his Isotopes; Aldo Tambellini with his paintings and writings; Alan Sondheim’s computer art; August Highland with his word compositions on canvas; …
The Corner can boast incredible personalities like Robert Pinsky, wonderful and distinguished poet; the kind presence of Mary de Rachewiltz; Paul Muldoon; Bill Lavender, my mentor and highly sensitive writer; Grace Cavalieri; Paul Vangelisti; Pierre Joris; Marilyn Hacker; R.S. Gwynn; John Kinsella; Jesse Glass; Annie Finch; Bill Allegrezza _My Editor_, Halvard Johnson; James Cervantes; Rebecca Seiferle, editor of The Drunken Boat, you can find here my interview to her as her translations of César Vallejo; Katia Kapovich and Philip Nikolayev Editors of Fulcrum, a noteworthy anthology on Poetry and Criticism; Jeff Harrison’s lyricism; Mairéad Byrne’s extremely original poetry; Paolo Ruffilli, maybe the greatest Italian poet, undoubtedly the most committed; Sharon Brogan; Mark Young editor of Otoliths, and also my Editor; Fan Ogilvie whose new book will soon appear (stay tuned!); Lidia Vianu from Romania and her untiring work in education and translation; Tom Beckett, excellent poet and interviewer (check out his E-X-C-H-A-N-G-E-V-A-L-U-E books, his interview to me appears in one of them); Ann Fisher-Wirth, the singer of the Mississippi River; Skip Fox; Jerome Rothenberg; Michael Rothenberg; Susan Schultz – professor, poet and editor of TINFISH with a particularly impressive selection of books; Peter Thompson – professor, poet, and translator; Eileen Tabios - inventor of the hay(na)ku – among her many and highly qualified activities; John Tranter the genius of the net with Jacket, now together with Pam Brown, also featured on the Poets’ Corner; Dan Weber and his endless (endless, indeed, an entire page would not do justice to his infinite) creations; Joel Weishaus the poet from Portland, Oregon with his incredible hypertexts; Mark Weiss, the man of great knowledge; Michele Pierri thanks to the generosity of his son, Giuseppe Pierri, also in my translation into English; Sheila Murphy, refined poet and editor (thanks for the incredible anthology) 2: An Anthology of New Collaborative Poetry, I am honored to appear on it upon the invitation of kari edwards); Douglas Barbour - also in a collaboration with Sheila; Amy King, one of our most impressive contemporary poets; Raymond Bianchi; Adam Fieled; Did Menendez; Janet McCann; Leevi Lehto; José Kozer through Mark Weiss's translation and introduction – I also translated one of his poems from Spanish; Diane Lockward; Evelyn Posamienter with a wonderful series of poems; Henry Gould from Providence of whom I translated In RI, his long historical poem; Dennis Barone with his superb prose poems; Ranjit Hoskote; Jill Jones; Aaron Belz; Birgitta Jonsdottir the poet editor from Iceland; Andrew Burke; Tom Orange; Chris Murray our flying friend; the highly attentive poetry of Barry Schwabsky; Katherine Durham Oldmixon and her researched words and wonderful pictures; Joseph Duemer, author of Sharp Sand (visit his blog); the dark Andrew Lundwall; Larissa Schmailo, our brilliant Star; Jeff Newberry and his poetic search; Ivy Alvarez; David Bircumshaw; Nick Carbo (how could I almost forget him) and Michael Snider with his guitar and sonnets; surreal and fantastic Carol Novack; Douglas Clark from Bath with his Kittens & Gothic Cathedrals… and so many more. I will stop quoting otherwise the present introduction will become an endless list. Here is the main index in alphabetical order: tinyurl.com/5ajt5p
Under Poets on Poets I opened a page with translations of poems: tinyurl.com/66upn3
Great contributors have been Linh Dinh and Jon Corelis whom I wish to thank again; a mention goes also to the indefatigable and highly laudable work of Ellen Moody. Many translations are mine from the English into the Italian language.
Finally Reviews collects critical writings:
I didn’t invest too much time in the present section, and I would be happy to encourage collaborations.
Along the way I had to lose friends like Arni Ibsen, kari edwards, Al Aronowitz, and Landis Everson. I would like to remember them in the present context. I miss their dedication to poetry, enthusiasm, personal involvement and friendship.
As I said above, I respect poetic beauty and philosophical research in all its forms. You will find on the Poets’ Corner: photography, visual poetry, collage, fiction and non-fiction, art and literary criticism, interviews, thematic collections of poems, quotations from the New Poetry Mailing List, and I am sure I am forgetting something.
As stated in my introductory note on the Poets’ Corner, I (Anny Ballardini) am solely responsible for the choices of the Poets/Authors/Photographers featured on the site. The Pedagogical Institute provides the virtual space and the entire site: Fieralingue is run by Vanni Barone, our great Webmaster who deserves a special acknowledgment for his continuous support.
It would be too difficult for me to choose only one piece, and I already feel guilty for not having mentioned All the Poets on The Corner. But I do have a piece that in a certain way can illustrate the variety of genres I feature and still understand why I call them Poetry. The page was compiled with a series of quotations gathered on the New Poetry Mailing List, List Owner James Finnegan, under the title:
What is poetry?
I hope you will enjoy it.
Yes, please, there is much to read, I read it all and sometimes go back to read again. I am inviting you to do the same.[/font]