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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Guest editor of CQR #20, Michela Martini

June 20th, 2015 by CQR | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

FullSizeRender 2Meet the editor of our special Italian issue! Michela Martini, a native of Genoa, Italy, received her MA in Italian literature from the University of Genoa, where she studied with Edoardo Sanguineti. She has taught Italian language and culture at Suffolk University, Indiana University, Cabrillo College, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her translations of Italian poetry, also in collaboration with poet Robert Hahn, have appeared in the Chicago Quarterly Review, Catamaran Literary ReaderThe Literary ReviewPoetry InternationalGradiva, Journal of Italian Translation, Italian Poetry ReviewLiterary Imagination, International Poetry Review,Unsplendid, etc., and were anthologized by Geoff Brock in The FSG Book of 20th-Century Italian Poetry, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2014. She is currently working as a translator and editor specializing in information technology, literature, and photography.

CQR at Printers Row 2015!

June 11th, 2015 by CQR | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »
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CQR editors Elizabeth McKenzie and Syed Haider with CQR friend and contributor Gary Houston in the Poetry Foundation tent, Printers Row

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Syed Haider with CQR contributor Peter Ferry, celebrating the release of Ferry’s new novel Old Heart

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CQR friend and contributor Liz Radford

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CQR editor Elizabeth McKenzie

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CQR contributing editor Umberto Tosi, signing copies of his novel Ophelia Rising

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CQR friend and contributor Signe Ratcliff with Syed Haider and CQR friend and contributor Gary Houston

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Syed Haider and Gary Houston with CQR friend and contributor Sharon Solwitz

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Chicago Quarterly Review at Printer’s Row!

May 27th, 2015 by CQR | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

 

Come see us, June 6 & 7 in the Poetry Foundation tent! Current and past issues, lovely postcards, friendly editors and contributors standing by! Here’s where:

Tent: MM 
Quadrant: 3
Quadrant 3 covers the southern half of Dearborn St. between Harrison St. and Polk St and the two short blocks of Polk St. between S. Plymouth St. and S. Federal St. Look for the Poetry Foundation banner. 

CQR reading at the Celtic Knot, May 2015

May 23rd, 2015 by CQR | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »
Peter Ferry

Peter Ferry

Ruby and Umberto Tosi

Ruby and Umberto Tosi

Sharon Solwitz

Sharon Solwitz

Dipika Mukherjee

Dipika Mukherjee

Syed Afzal Haider and Jim Stacey

Syed Afzal Haider and Jim Stacey

Liz Radford

Liz Radford

Dipika Mukherjee and Jim Stacey

Dipika Mukherjee and Jim Stacey

Eleanor Spiess-Ferris

Eleanor Spiess-Ferris

Sharon Solwitz

Sharon Solwitz

Gary Houston

Gary Houston

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