Francesco Levato

Chicago, IL

Author's Bio

Poet, translator, and filmmaker Francesco Levato is the author of four books of poetry: Endless, Beautiful, Exact; Elegy for Dead Languages; War Rug, a book length documentary poem; and Marginal State. He has translated into English the works of Italian poets Tiziano Fratus, Creaturing, and Fabiano Alborghetti, The Opposite Shore. His work has been published, or is forthcoming, in Drunken Boat, Versal, Otoliths, The Progressive, OmniVerse, Moria, VLAK Magazine, Slope, Ping Pong, Another Chicago Magazine, Poetry International, Xcp: Cross Cultural Poetics, Cordite Poetry Review, and LA Review. He has collaborated and performed with various composers, including Philip Glass, and his cinépoetry has been exhibited in galleries and featured at film festivals in Berlin, Chicago, New York, and elsewhere. He is the founder and director of the Chicago School of Poetics, holds an MFA in poetry from New England College, and is pursuing a PhD in English Studies at Illinois State University.

Publications and Prizes

(Marick Press, 2010)
, Elegy for Dead Languages
(Marick Press, 2010)
, Endless, Beautiful, Exact
(Argotist Ebooks, 2011)
, Marginal State
(Fractal Edge Press, 2006)
A Writers' Congress
(DePaul University Press, 2009)
, City of the Big Shoulders
(University of Iowa Press, 2012)
, Witness: Anthology of Poetry
(Serengeti Press, 2014)
After Hours, Another Chicago Magazine, Arabesques Press, BathHouse Hypermedia Journal, Citizen 32, Cordite Poetry Review, Drunken Boat, Fox Chase Review, Homestead Review, LA Review, Moria, Newtopia, Otoliths, Out of Line, Outsider Ink, Ping Pong, Poems Niederngasse, Poetry International, Poets Against the War, Progressive, Seven Corners, Slope, Snow Monkey, Spire, SpokenWar, The Progressive, The Scapegoat Review, Tygerburning Literary Journal, versal V, XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics/Streetnotes, xcp: Cultural Poetics, XCP:Streetnotes

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Last updated: Dec 15, 2012