Translated from the Italian by W. S. Di Piero
140 pages / paperback / $17.00
Night of Shooting Stars is the definitive edition of Leonardo Sinisgalli's poetry in English. Selected, translated, and introduced by W. S. Di Piero, this bilingual collection represents work from each phase of Sinisgalli's career, giving readers a comprehensive look into one of Italy's essential 20th century poets.
In this edition, 26 copies have been hand-bound into cloth-covered boards, as well as signed and lettered by the translator. $75. For order inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
W. S. Di Piero is the author of nine books of poetry, the most recent being Chinese Apples: New and Selected Poems (2007). The latest of his four collections of essays is City Dog (2008). He writes a regular column on the visual arts for an independent newspaper, the San Diego Reader, and frequently contributes essays on poetry, personal experience, and popular culture to Threepenny Review, Poetry, and other magazines. A new collection of his art writings, When Can I See You Again?, has just been published by Pressed Wafer, and in 2011 Copper Canyon Press will bring out his new book of poems, Nitro Nights. He lives in San Francisco.
"Sinisgalli's work follows a trajectory that passes from the modern city at one end of its major axis to the ancient countryside of Lucania at the other. W. S. Di Piero... offers the reader an exceptionally good translation that is both sensitive and faithful."
— World Literature Today