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Mephisto's
Flea Song

by Richard Frost

Richard Frost makes it easy
for us to enter his poems,
but what happens next
is typically unexpected, sometimes
demanding, sometimes delightful,
but consistently offering his readers 
the gift of appreciative surprise. 

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Ministry of,
Emergency Situations

by Todd Swift

This collection
displays an
amazing poetic breadth
bounding from popular
culture to religion to family. 
 

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No One's
Rose

by Paul Celan
translated by David Young

The more difficult the work
the more likely Young
is to find the perfect
modern colloquial and
emotional equivalents
emotional equivalents
in western prosody. 

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  • Mephisto's Flea Song by Richard Frost

  • Ministry of Emergency Situations by Todd Swift

  • No One's Rose by Paul Celan

elegy ELEGY FOR DEAD LANGUAGES

Francesco Levato

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ELEGY FOR DEAD LANGUAGES

 Elegy for Dead Languages

Francesco Levato

Paperback
Publication Date: October 2010
84 Pages
ISBN10: 1-934851-25-6
ISBN13:  978-1-934851-25-8
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About the Author, Francesco Levato  

Francesco Levato Poet, translator, and new media artist Francesco Levato is the author of three books of poetry: Elegy for Dead Languages; War Rug, a book length documentary poem; and Marginal State. He has translated into English the books of Italian poets Tiziano Fratus, Creaturing, and Fabiano Alborghetti, The Opposite Shore. His work has been published internationally in journals and anthologies, both in print and online, and his experimental cinépoetic film work has been exhibited in galleries and featured at film festivals in Berlin, Chicago, New York, and elsewhere.
 

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Reviews

“Francesco Levato’s powerful documentary, War Rug—like Eliot Weinberger’s What I heard about Iraq before it—detains the language of the perpetrators of global military aggression and redeploys it to indict them. From J.C. Penny catalog copy to counterintelligence manuals and autopsy reports, War Rug is a fierce yet unfortunate reminder of the absolute horrors of our age.”

—Mark Nowak, author of Coal Mountain Elementary

In the poem “War Rug,” which was published by Broadsided last June, Chicago poet Francesco Levato explores the reality of living under a constant state of emergency, referencing the Department of Homeland Security's color-coded advisory system in juxtaposition with other common crisis shorthand. “Code Blue: no breathing / no heartbeat,” he writes.

—Poets & Writers



 

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