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Shards
Author: Lorenzo Chiera

ISBN: 9780811224758
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 8 September 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 16.0 x 11.0 x 1.3
Description:
Sensual and glimmering, Lorenzo Chiera's elliptical fragments evoke nights of bawdy excess in Trastevere ("City made of Roman ruins .../ what a whorehouse!"), translated here by one of the most renowned poets of our time. In his preface, Lawrence Ferlinghetti describes the experience of reading Chiera for the first time: "We soon realize we are in the presence of a savage erotic consciousness, as if the lust-driven senses were suddenly awakened out of a hoary sleep of a thousand years, a youth shaken awake by a rude medieval hand, senses still reeling, drunk in the hold of some slave ship, not knowing night from day nor sight from sound, the eye and the ear and the nose confounding each other, not yet knowing which function each was to take up in the quivering dawn."

About the Author

Lorenzo Chiera was a 14-century monk. Massimiliano Chiamenti was an Italian poet and philologist. He was the Italian translator of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, and Philip Lamantia. The poet, publisher, and activist Lawrence Ferlinghetti, born in Yonkers, New York, in 1919, has received the Robert Frost Memorial Medal and the ...

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