In this keen examination of Alfredo de Palchi’s lyrical oeuvre, Giorgio Linguaglossa refers to de Palchi as the missing link in Italian poetry in the second half of the twentieth century. From page one of this study, de Palchi’s voice is in constant dialogue with the Italian poets of his time. Linguaglossa gives us a complete picture of the relationship between de Palchi’s asymptomatic creative paradigm and what was taking place around him. While the majority of de Palchi’s life was spent outside of Italy, he continued to engage with Italy in his poetry, in translating Italian poets into English and for close to fifty years as co-editor, with Sonia Raiziss, of Chelsea magazine, a biannual that published a significant number of translations of twentieth-century Italian poets. Through Chelsea magazine de Palchi also became a conduit, bringing Italian poetry to non-Italian-speaking poetry aficionados in the United States. It is especially his own verse, written outside the geocultural boundaries that we know as Italy, which makes this study by Giorgio Linguaglossa all the more important.
Giorgio Linguaglossa is a critic, author, and poet.
Steven Grieco-Rathgeb is a poet and translator.
Foreword by Anthony Julian Tamburri
Alfredo de Palchi’s Poetry Between Modern and Postmodern Times
The Missing Link in Italian Poetry of the Second Half of the Twentieth Century
The Revolution of Form in the 1950s and 1960s: The Scorpion’s Dark Dance
Poetry as an Expression of Libidinal Effraction: A Psychoanalytical Investigation of The Scorpion’s Dark Dance
The 1960s: Sessions with My Analyst
The Ghost and the “Thing” in the Symbolic Order of Alfredo de Palchi’s Poetry
Reading a Poem by Alfredo de Palchi: (non-communication) in Sessions with My Analyst
The Issue is the Inexpressibility of the Assertorial Order: Alfredo de Palchi’s Poetic Discourse
The Unstable Structure of Anonymous Constellation: de Palchi’s Poetry from the 1970s to the 1990s
Regarding Foemina Tellus: de Palchi’s Poetry from the 1990s into the Twenty-First Century
Alfredo de Palchi’s Poetry in the New Millennium: Apropos of Nihil, The Aesthetics of Equilibrium, and Eventi terminali
Roberto Bertoldo Interviews Alfredo de Palchi
Afterword by John Taylor