Hospital Series

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About the Author

The daughter of a martyred antifascist philosopher, Amelia Rosselli was born in Paris in 1930, grew up in England and New York, settling in Italy, first in Florence and then in Rome, only after the war. In 1996, she took her own life. A trilingual writer who described herself as "a poet of exploration," Rosselli was also a translator (Emily Dickinson among others), musician, and musicologist, and the author of eight collections of poetry.
Deborah Woodard holds an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, and a PhD from the University of Washington. She is the author of Plato's Bad Horse (Bear Star Press, 2006), Borrowed Tales (Stockport Flats, 2012), and No Finis: Triangle Testimonies, 1911 (Ravenna Press, 2018). Her chapbook Hunter Mnemonics (hemel press, 2008) was illustrated by artist Heide Hinrichs. She has translated Amelia Rosselli with Giuseppe Leporace in The Dragonfly: A Selection of Poems: 1953 - 1981 (Chelsea Editions, 2009) and with Roberta Antognini in Hospital Series (New Directions, 2015) and Obtuse Diary (Entre Ríos Books, 2018). Woodard teaches at Hugo House in Seattle and co-curates the reading series Margin Shift.
Roberta Antognini is originally from Canton Ticino in Switzerland, where she currently resides, and has a Laurea in the history of Italian language from the Università Cattolica di Milano, Italy, and a PhD in Italian literature from New York University. She is Associate Professor Emerita of Italian Studies at Vassar College, where she taught for over twenty years, and a member of the Committee of the Fondazione Bassani. Her research interests lie in the Middle Ages, Renaissance and twentieth-century Italian literature, and literary translation. She is the author of a monograph on Petrarch's letters, Il progetto autobiografico delle Familiares di Petrarca (LED, 2008), and co-editor of the collection of essays Poscritto a Giorgio Bassani (LED, 2012). In collaboration with Deborah Woodard, she has translated into English Amelia Rosselli's collections Hospital Series (New Directions, 2015) and Obtuse Diary (Entre Ríos Books, 2018). After retiring she has continued to read and write and, above all, translate poetry. Presently she is co-translating with Deborah Woodard another collection by Amelia Rosselli, Documento (Document), and with Peter Robinson Giorgio Bassani's poems, In rima e senza (In Rhyme And Without) (Agincourt Press, forthcoming 2023).
Giuseppe Leporace is a senior lecturer of Italian at the University of Washington.


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