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Monday, January 31, 2011

Fagiani's CHIANTI IN CONNECTICUT on SPD's Recommend New Titles List

Small Press Distribution, a non-profit literary arts organization located in Berkeley, California, highlighted Gil Fagiani’s newly published Chianti in Connecticut (Bordighera Press) in its "Recommended New Titles for Jan. 15-31":
"Gil Fagiani's muse is Italian American memory. These are poems of origins and belonging, of family, culture, politics. These are recollections, both elegiac and ironic, of a world Gil Fagiani observes from the privileged perspective of an insider who does not feel bound to the need to eulogize his community. They function as archival records, a museum of language in which a gallery of characters and objects and moments are captured in lines that vibrate with a sound, a touch, a presence"—Edvige Giunta


Gil Fagiani’s previous collections include A Blanquito in El Barrio (Rain Mountain Press, 2009) set in the streets and to the music of Spanish Harlem and  Rooks (Rain Mountain Press, 2007) recalling his years as cadet at a Pennsylvania military college in the 1960s.  His chapbook Grandpa’s Wine (Poets Wear Prada, 2008) has been translated into Italian by Paul D’Agostino and will be re-released as bi-lingual edition in 2011. His Serfs of Psychiatry is forthcoming  from Finishing Line Press later this year.

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