Poetry offers us the capacity to carry in us and express the contradictory impulses that make us human.

—Kwame Dawes, Academy of American Poets Chancellor (2018- )

Andrew Frisardi

A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Andrew Frisardi received his MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University in 1996.

Frisardi was the recipient of the 2004 Raiziss/de Palchi Prize for The Selected Poems of Giuseppe Ungaretti, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Carcanet Press (U.K.), which he also introduced and annotated.

He has also edited, translated, and introduced a volume of poetry and prose from the Milanese dialect poet Franco Loi, entitled Air and Memory (Counterpath Press, 2007).

Frisardi's translation of Dante's Vita Nova, with an introduction and notes, was published by Northwestern University Press in 2012. A booklet of his lectures on the Vita Nova was published by Temenos Academy in the U.K. in 2013.

He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2013 for his work on Dante's allegorical prosimetrum the Convivio.

His poems, articles, reviews, and translations have appeared in numerous print and online journals, including Atlantic Monthly, Hudson Review, Kenyon Review, New Criterion, the New Republic, and the New Yorker.

Frisardi now lives near Orvieto, Italy, where he works as a writer, editor, and translator.