Literary reviews by Tim Love.
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Saturday, 4 April 2015

"Poesia 301 (Febbraio 2015)"

Poesia is an 80-page monthly Italian poetry magazine, somewhere between A4 and A5. Glossy. Color. It's available in bigger Italian newsagents for 5 euros.

This issue has roughly 7 pages of reviews, 2 pages of world news, 1 page of Italian news, 30 pages about foreign poets with dual-language poems (Jacques Reda, Paula Meehan, Helmut Seethaler, Debora Greger), 12 pages about dead poets (French and Italian), and 25 pages about current Italian poetry.

There's nothing like it in the UK. The preponderance of non-Italy poetry is especially striking.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Tim

    I'll have to brush up my Italian!

    Best wishes from Simon R. Gladdish