Francesco Levato

Poet

N/A
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 & Prizes

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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
Italian
Born in: 
Chicago
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Last update: Sep 20, 2018