"Earth was cleaned like / a toad picking a fight / distinguished by its captivating / bite."
Impromptu: A Trilingual Edition
Amelia Rosselli, Gian Maria Annovi, Diana Thow, Jean-Charles Vegliante
Guernica Editions, Fall 2014
Translated from the Italian
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US
This is a trilingual -- Italian, English and French -- edition of Amelia Rosselli's last original collection of poetry in Italian. Written in 1979, Impromptu, as the title suggests, came about in a burst of creativity following a long period of silence and mental illness. Impromptu is a long poem of more than 350 lines divided into 13 sections.