Francesco Levato

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General Information

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Name: Francesco Levato

Pen Name: None

Genres: 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 cinépoetry 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.

Published Works

  • Marginal State , Fractal Edge Press, 2006
  • War Rug,Plastique Press, 2009
  • Elegy for Dead Languages, Merrick Press, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Marginal State

ISBN: 1933126248
Release Date: 2006-06-08

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Elegy for Dead Languages

ISBN: 1934851256
Release Date: 2010-12-01

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes, to schedule Francesco Levato for readings, lectures, or other literary events please email:

External Links

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