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New Italian poetry.

Two directions.

Translations by HOYT ROGERS.

IT WOULD BE difficult to imagine two paths more divergent than those of Francesco Giardinazzo and Marco Genovesi.

Giardinazzo remains firmly attached to the complex heritage of Italian verse, and to the European tradition as a whole.

Francesco Giardinazzo index.

Genovesi seeks to break with the past by appealing to influences as varied as California authors and the classic haiku.

Marco Genovesi index.

IN HIGHLY DIFERENT ways, they both bear witness to the vigor and richness of contemporary Italian poetry.

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