Wednesday, November 19, 2014
BOOK PRESENTATION: GRACE CAVALIERI
Grace Cavalieri’s latest book of Poems The Mandate of Heaven talks about her Italian-American childhood. She shares the stage with translator/poet Sabine Pascarelli, who travels from Florence to read these poems in Italian translation.
6:30 PM, Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC.
Grace Cavalieri is a poet and playwright with 16 books and chapbooks previously published; and, 26 full-length and short form plays produced. She founded and still produces “The Poet and the Poem” for public radio celebrating 37 years on-air. The series is now recorded at the Library of Congress for national distribution and has presented more than 2,500 poets to the nation. She holds awards for poetry including the Allen Ginsberg Awards (1993& 2013;) the Bordighera Award, The Paterson Award, plus Associated Writers Programs’ George Garrett Award for Service to Literature, The Columbia Inaugural Award ;and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Silver Medal. She was married to the metal sculptor Kenneth Flynn until his death in 2013. They have 4 grown daughters and 4 grandchildren. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland.
Sabine Pascarelli is a professional translator, translating literary works in the three languages where she is fluent. Sabine Pascarelli translated, into Italian, a volume of poetry on Mary Wollstonecraft, the 18th century author and feminist, written by poet Grace Cavalieri, Cosa farei per amore. Recent books of poems she translated include, The Alchemy of Grief by Emily Ferrara, Bordighera Press, New York, (winner of the Bordighera Poetry Award 2007), and Republic by poet/physicist Dr. J.H. Beall, Toad Hall Press, 2011. With Cavalieri, she co-edited and translated into Italian and German two editions of The Poet’s Cookbook, published in 2009 (Bordighera Press) and 2010 (Goethe-Institute).