Umberto Piersanti

Umberto Piersanti was born in Urbino in 1941 and is one of Italy’s most
acclaimed and widely read poets. His new collection, L’albero delle nebbie,
was recently published by Einaudi. He describes himself as “incapable of
existing anywhere except in myths, in nature, and in the past.” Critics see
on Piersanti’s page the touch of Giovanni Pascoli and traces of another
lyric poet from the Marches, the great Giacomo Leopardi. His Selected
Poems (1975–2000) in English, were released by Gradiva Publications in
2002. He is a professor of Italian at the University of Urbino, Italy.
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