Text Me/Dimmelo per SMS by Corrado CalabròText Me/Dimmelo per SMS by Corrado Calabrò

Text Me/Dimmelo per SMS

byCorrado CalabròTranslated byGenni Gunn

Paperback | September 15, 2014

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A collection of love poems which includes both the original Italian and the translated English, Text Me expresses through language and metaphor the many ways to say "I love you." Calabrò's poems often evolve from the experiences of the body: from sensual impressions, "Your cheek on my weary shoulder / the day pales, your lips pale / up, up, one more wing-beat / till we run out of oxygen"; to image, "In cold blood / the ice contrail of a Phantom jet /stabs the blue. / Like a blade in honey / you plunge your gaze into my heart"; to memory , "We met and I kissed you / already consumed by the need to betray you." Although rooted in Calabrò's Mediterranean, these poems have a universality which give voice to our common burden of love, sorrow and guilt. "In the velvet of night, vision rescues the poet and opens psychic scenarios in which the re-established contact with the forces of nature enables him to penetrate the mystery of life and the universe; penetrate but not decipher. The women he sometimes names in his poems (Jessica, Michelle, etc.), are simply masks for the ideal of love Calabrò relentlessly pursues, which never loses the ability to surprise him and which flows forever in his veins." ? Fabia Baldi
Corrado Calabrò, born in Reggio Calabria, completed his first book when he was twenty and has since published seventeen more collections. HIs poems have been translated into more than a dozen languages and they have been collected in a theatre recital that toured extensively throughout Italy, Europe, Australia, and South America. His n...
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Title:Text Me/Dimmelo per SMSFormat:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 6.02 × 5.1 × 0.29 inPublished:September 15, 2014Publisher:Signature EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:192742660X

ISBN - 13:9781927426609

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In the velvet of night, vision rescues the poet and opens psychic scenarios in which the re-established contact with the forces of nature enables him to penetrate the mystery of life and the universe; penetrate but not decipher. The women he sometimes names in his poems (Jessica, Michelle, etc.), are nothing but masks of love, the true one, who doggedly pursues Calabró, who has the ability to surprise him and who flows inexhaustible in his arteries. ? Fabia Baldi