ANNELISA ALLEVA - Poetry Reading on Saturday the 28th of January at 4pm

January 12, 2012

Prize-winning Roman poet Annelisa Alleva will read from her 2010 critically acclaimed collection La Casa Rotta, while Keats-Shelley House Curator Giuseppe Albano will read his English translations. The event will take place on Saturday the 28th of January at 4pm.

Annelisa Alleva was born in Rome, where she lives. She has published eight books of poetry and her latest publication La casa rotta (The broken house) received the Sandro Penna Prize in 2010. Her numerous translations include all prose work of Pushkin in 1990 and Anna Karenina (Prize Russia-Italia 2010 for the best Italian Translation of aTolstoy’s work). Her poems, memories, essays have been published in Russian, English and in other languages.

Annelisa Alleva, from La Casa Rotta, Jaca Book, Milano, 2010

And the mirror

on the fireplace in my room

fixes from a distance its oval, deer-like

eye at dawn.