Paul Vangelisti


1533 Cerro Gordo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Author's Bio

Paul Vangelisti is the author of more than twenty books of poetry, as well as being a noted translator from Italian. Most recently, Border Music was published by Talisman House in 2016. His translation of Adriano Spatola's The Position of Things: Collected Poems, 1961-1992 (Green Integer, 2008) was awarded the American Academy of American Poets for translation in 2010. From 1971-1982 he was co-editor, with John McBride, of the literary magazine Invisible City and, from 1993-2002, edited Ribot, the annual report of the College of Neglected Science. Currently, with Luigi Ballerini, he is editing a six-volume anthology of U.S. poetry from 1960 to the present, Nuova poesia americana, for Mondadori in Milan. Vangelisti was Founding Chair of the Graduate Writing program at Otis College of Art & Design, and now teaches in that program.

Publications & Prizes

Border Music (Talisman House Publications, 2016)
Two (Talisman House Publications, 2010)
Days Shadows Pass (Green Integer, 2006)
Embarrassment of Survival: Selected Poems 1970-2000 (Marsilio Publications, 2001)
Nemo (Sun & Moon Press, 1995)
Villa (Littoral Books, 1991)
Prizes won: 

Academy of American Poets Raiziss/dePalchi Prize for Translation, 2010, for Adriano Spatola's The Position of Things
PEN USA West Translation Prize, 2006, for Amelia Rosselli’s War Variations
Ennio Flaiano Translation Prize, Pescara (Italy) 2006, for Amelia Rosselli’s War Variations
Italian Cultural Institute Translation Fellowship, 2002, for Tiziano Rossi’s Peopleon the Run
National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, 1988
National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship, 1981
Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines’ Editors Fellowship, 1981
Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Drama Award, 1980, for radio adaptation & production of James Joyce’s Ulysses
W.R. Moses Writing Fellowship, U. of Southern California, 1970-71

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Last update: Aug 01, 2016