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Apocalyptic Poetry

I found that the poem from “Il pesce gotico” that Prof Cavatorta showed us reminded me of an elaborate cross of two things we are probably familiar with from grade school: the shape poem and a word association exercise.  As we… Continue Reading →

A Blank Canvas

In Beppe Cavatorta’s lecture I was intrigued with Giorgio Celli’s “Il Pesce Gotico”. This poem caught my attention for a few reasons. First, the structure of the poem is unusual because it is not formatted in the traditional way. The… Continue Reading →

Italian Neo-avant-garde Poets and Emily Dickinson

Throughout Beppe Cavatorta’s lecture on “Nature and the Literature of the Italian Neo-Avante-Garde,” I was struck by the similarities between the poems he discussed and poems my “Emily Dickinson and English Poetry” class has analyzed. Although Dickinson wrote most of her poems over a… Continue Reading →

Rethinking Nature

In this week’s lecture, Cavatora explained the importance of nature in the Italian neo avant-garde literary movement. Previously, imagery and metaphor in Italian poetry had not focused on nature nearly as much as they did during the 1960s movement. Neo… Continue Reading →

Rewriting the World

Italian poetry in the 60’s was a dynamic movement called the neo-avant-garde. A group of poets developed new and startling way of writing that causes the reader to take active participation in order to create an understanding of the work…. Continue Reading →

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