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Amelia Rosselli

Amelia Rosselli reviewed

Rosselli wrote Serie ospedaliera in 1969 during a period of hospitalization, her translator Roberta Antagonini tell readers, for “a mental illness she suffered from for most of her life” (79). Here is a poet who “penetrate(s) into rooms furnished for a truer life” (8), and these texts are (in her own words) traumatological  (36), the poet’s “petrolific/ imagination” (43) lighting across vestiges which swarm with appearances and objects taken as unreal.

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Date: 17 May 2015

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