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- )
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Luigi Bonaffini

Luigi Bonaffini has translated over fourteen books and has edited or coedited five trilingual anthologies of Italian dialect poetry. He most recently coedited the anthology Poets of the Italian Diaspora (Fordham University Press, 2013). He is also the editor of the Journal of Italian Translation. His other honors include the 2014 Translation Prize from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian National Translation Prize. He is Tow Professor of Italian language and literature at Brooklyn College and lives in Brooklyn, New York.