Aufgabe is an annual journal of new American poetry, essays, notes, reviews, talks and poetry in translation. Aufgabe No. 7 is edited by E. Tracy Grinnell, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, and Paul Foster Johnson, features a bilingual section of Italian poetry in translation, guest edited by Jennifer Scappettone. Reviews editor is Mark Tardi. Art editor is Rachel Bers. Italian poetry by Emilio Villa, Amelia Rosselli, Andrea Zanzotto, Nanni Cagnone, Milli Graffi, Maria Attanasio, Giuliano Mesa, Marco Giovenale, Andrea Raos, Giovanna Frene, Gherardo Bortolotti, Florinda Fusco, Massimo Sannelli, and artwork by Esse Zeta Atona. This issue also includes work by Evelyn Reilly, erica kaufman, kari edwards, Allison Cobb, Amy King, Sarah Mangold, Cynthia Sailers, Joshua Corey, Kate Colby, Lila Zemborain, Elena Rivera, Marcella Durand, Lisa Samuels, Brandon Brown, Kate Schapira, Jen Tynes, and more! Cover art and other images by Ruby Palmer.
E. Tracy Grinnell
Julian Talamantez Brolaski
Praise for Aufgabe No. 7
Jennifer [Scappettone] has penned an introduction to the selection [of Italian poetry in translation] that helpfully situates this poetry in relation to current global and Italian poetics, noting in particular how the internet is providing new sources of inspiration, such as the Kootenay school, Flarf, and so on, though Italy’s and Europe’s literary traditions, Jennifer notes, also provide many starting points.
— John Keene, J’s Theater