Another fabulous little chapbook from Hooke Press:
I AM A FURIOUS LITTLE BEE
by Alda Merini
Translation & introduction by Carla Billitteri
$10.00 list price
Special Online Price = $8
Printed in an edition of 200 in October of 2008
Alda Merini is one of the better known poets in Italy, yet she remains sorely under-translated into English. Carla Billitteri sets out to right this situation with this delightful selection of Merini's aphorisms. These poems all come from a series of limited edition chapbooks originally published in Italy between 1992 and 1996. Charmingly perverse, cynically joyful, lustfully feminist, and bawdily philosopical, they are an ideal introduction to the fiesty intelligence of a poet who still remains a well-kept secret in the U.S. Includes both Italian and English. Introduction by Carla Billitteri.