Carlo Betocchi was born in Turin in 1899. He founded the Catholic-oriented magazine Il Frontespizio with Piero Bargellini in 1929. Betocchi is the author of several poetry collections including "L’Estate di San Martino (Summer of Saint Martino)", "Un Passo un altro passo (A Step, Another Step)", "Prime e Ultimissime (First and Last Ones)", and "Poesie del Sabato (Sabbath Poems)". His collected works, Tutte Le Poesie, was published in 1984. Betocchi died in Bordighera in 1986 and is considered to be one of the major Italian poets of the twentieth century.
Brock's first book of poetry, "Weighing Light", appeared in late 2005. His poems have appeared in journals including Poetry, Paris Review, and Hudson Review. He was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford from 2002–2004 and a Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library during the 2010–2011 academic year. Brock is currently working on a second collection of poems and editing "The FSG Book of 20th-century Italian Poetry". He teaches at The University of Arkansas Programs in Creative Writing and Translation in Fayetteville, where he lives with his wife, the writer Padma Viswanathan, and their children, Ravi and Mira. (Courtesy of the translator.)
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