Andrew Frisardi is a poet, translator, critic, and editor from Boston.
Frisardi won the 2004 Raiziss / de Palchi Translation Award for Selected Poems, translated from the Italian modernist Giuseppe Ungaretti (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003). His books of poetry include the full-length collections The Moon on Elba (Wiseblood Books, 2023) and The Harvest and the Lamp (Franciscan University Press, 2020), and a chapbook, Death of a Dissembler (White Violet Press, 2014). He has also published a book of literary essays, Ancient Salt: Essays on Poets, Poetry, and the Modern World (Resource Publications, 2022), and a book about Dante Alighieri, Love’s Scribe: Reading Dante in the Book of Creation (Angelico Press, 2020). Frisardi’s dual-language critical edition of Dante’s Convivio was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018, and his annotated translation of Dante’s Vita nova was published by Northwestern University Press in 2012. Frisardi has also published translations of the dialect poet Franco Loi, in the collection Air and Memory (Counterpath, 2008).
Frisardi has also been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Hawthornden Literary Fellowship.
Frisardi is currently a fellow of and a frequent contributor to the Temenos Academy in London, which offers adult education in philosophy and the arts in light of the sacred traditions of the East and West. He lives in central Italy.