Alessandra Bava

Poet

Author's Bio

Alessandra Bava is a poet and a translator living in the Eternal city. She holds an MA in American Literature. She is the author of Guerrilla Blues (Ensemble 2012), Nocturne (Pulcinoelefante 2013), A rima armata (Gilgamesh 2016). Three of her chapbooks have appeared in the US: They Talk About Death (2014), Diagnosis (Dancing Girl Press 2015) and Love & Other Demons (Dancing Girl Press 2017). She has edited and translated A New Anthology of American Poets (Ensemble 2015) and Anthology of Contemporary American Women Poets (Ensemble 2018). She has translated into Italian poetry by Nikky Finney, Joy Harjo, Patricia Smith, Diane Seuss, George Szirtes, Ocean Vuong, Michel Butor, Jack Hirschman, Alejandro Murguía, and many others. She is currently writing the biography of a contemporary American poet.

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
Carriage Return (Dancing Girl Press, 2014)
Chapbooks:
Love & Other Demons (Dancing Girl Press, 2017)
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Diagnosis (Dancing Girl Press, 2015)
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They Talk About Death (Blood Pudding Press, 2014)
Journals:
Anemone Sidecar
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Cider Press Review
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Cliterature
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Counterexample Poetics
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Cultural Weekly
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Elimae
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Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal
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Left Curve
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Nonbinary Review
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Sein und Werden
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The Mas Tequila Review
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The Rusty Nail
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THEthe Poetry
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Verse Wisconsin
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ZOUCH Magazine & Miscellany
Prizes won: 

Best of the Net nominee (2013 & 2015)

 

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Feel Free by Zadie Smith, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl: Poems by Diane Seuss

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Rome
Italy
Raised in: 
Rome
Italy
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Last update: May 02, 2019