The most recent of my work, this is an interpretive reaction to the poetry of one of Spain’s Poet Laureate’s, Rafael Alberti. The poems are all about Rome of the 1970’s: the dirt, garbage, urine, dogs and filth in the historic center, and Alberti’s relationship to Italy, having been exiled from Spain during the Franco years. In conjunction with two professors at the University of Washington, Sir Anthony Geist and Giuseppe Leporace, who have taken the original Spanish poems and translated them into English and Italian, respectively. Roma, Peligro para Caminantes is the original publication…Rome, Pedestrians Beware.
June 16, 2016