This audio was recorded at Dia:Chelsea on October 21, 2013 as part of Dia's Readings in Contemporary Poetry series.
Patrizia Cavalli was born in Todi, Umbria in 1949. She has written six collections of poetry: Datura (Einaudi, 2013); Pigre divinità e pigra sorte (Lazy Gods, Lazy Fate) (Einaudi, 2006); Sempre aperto teatro (The Forever Open Theater) (Einaudi, 1999); Poesie 1974–1992 (Poems) (Einaudi, 1992); L’io singolare proprio mio (The All Mine Singular I) (Einaudi, 1992); Il cielo (The Sky) (Einaudi, 1981); and Le mie poesie non cambieranno il mondo (My Poems Will Not Change the World) (Einaudi, 1974). She has also published translations of Shakespeare and Molière. My Poems Won’t Change the World (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2013) is the first anthology of Cavalli's poems to appear in English, with translations by Mark Strand, Jonathan Galassi, Jorie Graham, Rosanna Warren, J.D. McClatchy, David Shapiro, Geoffrey Brock, Gini Alhadeff and others. Cavalli lives in Rome. Patrizia Cavalli and Rosanna Warren read that evening.
To hear Vincent Katz's introduction to Patrizia Cavalli, please click here.