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General Information

Name:  Francesco Levato  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Poetry

Born: Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Levato is currently the director of The Chicago School of Poetics, and a former Executive Director of the Poetry Center of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Poet, translator, and filmmaker Francesco Levato is the author of four books of poetry: Endless, Beautiful, Exact; Elegy for Dead Languages; War Rug, a book length documentary poem; and Marginal State. He has translated into English the books of Italian poets Tiziano Fratus, Creaturing, and Fabiano Alborghetti, The Opposite Shore. His work has been published internationally in journals and anthologies, both in print and online. He has collaborated and performed with various composers, including Philip Glass, and his cin├ępoetry has been exhibited in galleries and featured at film festivals in Berlin, Chicago, New York, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA in poetry from New England College.

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