CQR Presents: Volume 20, The Italian Issue



The Italian Issue, CQR #20 /Cover illustration by Rossana Campo, "Il leone della piccola Pauline" from L'arte soppianta tutti gli altri enzimi, Opere 2000-2011, Il Canneto Editore, 2012.
 
Michela Martini Editor's Note
J. Rodolpho Wilcock The Exile; Innocent Dream; To Dismantle Myself; Space; The First Ones; The Night of San Giovanni
Guido Morselli The Communist
Mauro Castellani The Pier's Flowers; Dream on the Wall; Never Again
Aldo Palazzeschi Melodrama; The Writer; To Be or Not to Be
Patrizia Vicinelli [gold and laments]; [oh evidence mock me]; [like beasts "the lions"]; I will not return
Edoardo Sanguineti A Novel; The Ballad of the Wind; For H.C.
Rosebud Rosabella Glory 04; One Way; Rebus
Valerio Magrelli [this page is an uninhabited room]; [Some books can be used]
Giacomo Pilati The King's Cock
Biancamaria Frabotta [O deceitful sleep who reawakens]; [I dreamt of the Muses of the other hemisphere]; Post Coitum Test
Emanuele Trevi The Star of Dejection
Francesco Verso Celestial Formatting
Sciltian Gastaldi One-Winged Angels
Rudi Dundas Leccino; Love-in-a-Mist; Moon Through Cypress Oaks
Mara Cini [the song shawl]; [gala of ice, see]; [the glare of the name]; [he brings the day]
Patrizia Cavalli [I fall and fall again]
Angela Scarparo The Walk
Massimo Migliorati [Only the surprise of bells tolling]; [Who knows if the wind intriguing us]; [Then we recognize ourselves, now and then]; {And then, if you think about it, the rest]; [The panes streaked by the rain]; [Today is a day of wind]
Alessandra Lavagnino One Winter 1943-1944
Rossana Campo Never Felt So Good
Mauro Casiraghi Requiem Deluxe
Ernesto Livorni Coded Message; The Widow's Dream; Playing Dead
Gabriele Pedulla Miranda
Franca Di Muzio Arise and Walk
Cristina Alziati To My Father; The Chemo Curls
Nicola Skert Hitorizuma
Fabio Donalisio [to himself]; [manifestino]; [unbelievably alone]; [some things are gaping]; [Rome]
Nicola Manuppelli Summer!
And featuring translators: Bonnie Costello, Frederika Randall, Katia Pansa, Olivia E. Sears, Robert Hahn, Michela Martini, Margaret Brose, Ellen Nerenberg, Elizabeth McKenzie, Georgia Emma Gili, Silvana Mastrolia, Patrizia Villani, Adam Elgar, Adria Frizzi, Traci Andrighetti, Jacob Blakesley, Alta L. Price, Michael Kirylo, Deborah Davies, John Domini
Cover illustration by Rossana Campo Purchase here

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CQR reading at the Celtic Knot, May 2015

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Peter Ferry

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Dipika Mukherjee

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Syed Afzal Haider and Jim Stacey

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Liz Radford

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A reading for the CQR!

May 16th, 2015 by CQR | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

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Eight Chicago Quarterly Review contributors will read from their work from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 17 at The Celtic Knot Public House on Church Street in Evanston. You’ll hear from:
SHARON SOLWITZ, award-winning author. Among her honors: the Carl Sandburg, Midlands Authors and Pushcart prizes, plus inclusion in Best American Short Stories of 2012.
LIZ RADFORD – Her work has appeared in Prick of the Spindle and AWP’s The Writer’s Chronicle. She is an MFA candidate at Northwestern.
PETER FERRY – Evanston writer whose work has appeared in McSweeney’s, Fiction and Story Quarterly; he is the winner of an Illinois Art Council Award for Short Fiction. He is the author of Travel Writing, and his new novel, Old Heart, is due in June, 2015.
DIPIKA MUKHERJEE: novelist, poet, sociolinguist. Her novel, Thunder Demon (2011) was listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize. Her poetry has been widely anthologized. She has edited two collections of Southeast Asian stories: Silverfish New Writing and The Merlion and Hibiscus. Her poetry collection, Palimpsest of Exile, was published by Rubicon in 2009.
STEVE CEJTIN – visual artist and principal of Hammer & Pixel designs, will read from CQR’s special issue featuring new literature from Italy, edited by translator Michela Martini.
GARY HOUSTON – well known actor/director, writer and editor emeritus of Chicago Sun Times “Show Book Week” and Chicago Literary Review.
UMBERTO TOSI – author and CQR contributing editor reads from Ophelia Rising, his new novel reimagining the life of Shakespeare’s fair maid before and after Hamlet.
ELEANOR SPIESS-FERRIS – noted Chicago narrative surrealist reads from her story, “The Art Store.”
Where:
Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church St
Evanston, IL 60201
(b/t Orrington & Chicago Aves)
Ph (847) 864-1679
When:
Sunday 4-6 pm, May 17

Morton Marcus Poetry Contest

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A fine contest, to be judged by CQR contributor Stephen Kessler.

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The Italian Issue

April 8th, 2015 by CQR | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »
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The Italian Issue. Cover illustration by Rossana Campo

 

It’s here! Guest edited by Michela Martini, long in the making, this special issue of the Chicago Quarterly Review is a stunning collection of poetry and prose translations of contemporary Italian literature, featuring these writers, translators and artists: Cristina Alziati * Traci Andrighetti * Jacob Blakesley * Margaret Brose * Rossana Campo * Mauro Casiraghi * Mauro Castellani * Patrizia Cavalli * Mara Cini * Bonnie Costello * Deborah Davies * Franca Di Muzio * John Domini * Fabio Donalisio * Rudi Dundas * Adam Elgar * Biancamaria Frabotta * Adria Frizzi * Sciltian Gastaldi * Georgia Emma Gili * Robert Hahn * Michael Kirylo * Alessandra Lavagnino * Ernesto Livorni * Valerio Magrelli * Nicola Manuppelli * Michela Martini * Silvana Mastrolia * Elizabeth McKenzie * Massimo Migliorati * Guido Morselli * Ellen Nerenberg * Aldo Palazzeschi * Katia Pansa * Gabriele Pedullà * Giacomo Pilati * Alta L. Price * Frederika Randall * Rosebud Rosabella * Edoardo Sanguineti * Angela Scarparo * Olivia E. Sears * Nicola Skert * Emanuele Trevi * Francesco Verso * Patrizia Vicinelli * Patrizia Villani * J. Rodolfo Wilcock.

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