A Boy Asleep Under the Sun: Versions of Sandro Penna

Published: 11/11/2014

Peter Valente’s first encounter with Sandro Penna‚Äôs poetry was while translating Pier Paolo Pasolini. At the time, Valente was reading a biography on Pasolini and learned of his close friendship with Penna. Pasolini insisted that among serious readers of poetry, Penna could not be ignored. Born in Perugia on June 12, 1906, Sandro Penna lived[…]