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Francesco Levato

Born: Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Levato is currently the director of The Chicago School of Poetics, and a former Executive Director of the Poetry Center of Chicago.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Francesco Levato on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Elegy for dead languages /
ISBN: 1934851256 OCLC: 698331091

Marick Press, Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. : ©2010.


Marginal state /
ISBN: 1933126248 OCLC: 294908592

Fractal Edge Press : Chicago, IL : 2006.