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Antonio Porta
Antonio Porta (1935-1989) was born (as Leo Paolazzi) in Vicenza. He was recognized as one of the most important Italian writers of his generation. He was one of the founders in 1961 of I Novissimi, a group of avant-garde poets who were instrumental in the development of a new poetics in postwar Italy. The author of numerous poetry books, as well as fiction, he won all of Italy's top prizes. Among them: Invasioni, poems, 1984 (winner of the Viareggio Prize, and Città di Latina Prize); and Il giardiniere contro il becchino, 1988 (winner of the Carducci Prize, the Acireale Prize, and the Stefanile Prize).

Books by Antonio Porta

Melusine: A Ballad and a Diary Passenger: Selected Poems