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The Re-Appearing Pheasant [Day 3]

An Encounter of American and Italian Poets and Critics

Sunday, November 13, 2022
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm



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The Re-Appearing Pheasant
An Encounter of American and Italian Poets and Critics
New York, November 11-12-13, 2022

Convened by
Luigi Ballerini

Presented by
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University
Stefano Albertini, Director

In Cooperation with
The Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Fabio Finotti, Director


Day 3
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University
24 West 12th Street

Giorgio Patrizi, Università del Molise
Found by the Avant-Garde at the End of the Millennium:
Experiments Old and New

Ugo Perolino, Università di Pescara
Neo-Experimentalism and Rappel à l’Ordre:
A Few Observations About “Quarta Generazione”

Poetry Reading with:
Mariano Baino, Rome
Anselm Berrigan, New York
John Latta, University of Michigan
Susan Briante, University of Arizona
Ivan Schiavone, Monza

Massimo Bacigalupo, Università di Genova
On American Poetry in Today’s Italy

—Audience and participants walk over to St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery
for the 5:30pm final concert performance—


As Wallace Stevens wrote, “poetry is a pheasant disappearing in the brush”:
surely it is there, but it might be difficult to see.

In 1990, the pheasant showed itself – and promptly disappeared – at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò of New York University, where Italian and American poets and critics – including Elio Pagliarani, Paolo Volponi, Marjorie Perloff, Filippo Bettini, and Charles Bernstein – met, read poems, and debated poetry-related issues. 32 years later, to celebrate the 30th (+2 Covid years) anniversary of the founding of Casa Italiana, the pheasant is reappearing, intending to rekindle an abruptly interrupted poetic discourse. Unfortunately, many of those who were present at the time are no longer with us; but, treasuring their legacy, old and new voices will continue to illustrate the ways in which poetry makes sense. You are all invited to The Reappearing Pheasant, an encounter of American and Italian poets and critics, convened by Luigi Ballerini on November 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2022, at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York.


Italian Coordinating Institution
Associazione dipoesia, Milan
Giovanni Bonoldi, Director

Steering Committee
Chiara Basso (NYU) / Nick Benson (Zero Prophet, Washington, Ct) / Beppe Cavatorta (U. Arizona, Tucson) / Sandro Angelo De Thomasis (Juilliard School, NY) / Kostja Kostic (NYU) / Iuri Moscardi (The Graduate Center, CUNY) / Federica Parodi (Yale U.) / Gianluca Rizzo (Colby College, Waterville, Me) / Julian Sachs (NYU) / Federica Santini (Kennesaw U., Atlanta)

Participating Institutions
Agincourt Press (New York) / Biblioteca Comunale (Milan) / Biblioteca Elio Pagliarani (Rome) / Edizioni del Verri (Milan) / IACE (New York) / MUDIMA (Milan) / Netseven (Pisa) / PennSound (U. Penn, Philadelphia) / Poetry Center of the University of Arizona (Tucson, Az) / Radio Popolare (Milan) / Radioitineraria (Cologno Monzese, Mi) / RAI3 (Rome) / School of Visual Arts (New York) / Sistema Bibliotecario della Svizzera Italiana (Bellinzona/Lugano/Mendrisio, CH) / St. Martk Poetry Project (New York) / Teatro Florian Metateatro (Pescara) / The Brooklyn Rail (New York) / Università degli Studi Gabriele D’Annunzio (Chieti-Pescara) / Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa (Naples)

Invited Critics and Correspondents
Barbara Anceschi (Edizioni Il Verri, Milan)
Alessandro Giammei (Yale U.)
Phong Bui (The Brooklyn Rail, New York)

There are currently no on view at Casa Italiana