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Poets Speak: Will Schutt and Peter Valente on 'Fabio Mauri,' Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street, Thursday 22 February 2018, 7 – 9 pm


In conjunction with the exhibition ‘Fabio Mauri. With Out,’ Hauser & Wirth and the Poetry Society of America co-present a reading and conversation with Will Schutt and Peter Valente on Fabio Mauri’s work, the political climate during his life, and on two of his friends and sources of inspiration: Pier Paolo Pasolini and Edoardo Sanguineti.

Will Schutt is the author of Westerly and winner of the 2012 Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. A graduate of Oberlin College and Hollins University, Schutt is the recipient of fellowships from the James Merrill House and the Stadler Center for Poetry. His translations from Italian have appeared in publications such as Agni, The Harvard Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere.

Peter Valente is the author of ‘A Boy Asleep Under the Sun: Versions of Sandro Penna,’ which was nominated for a Lambda award; ‘The Artaud Variations;’ ‘Let the Games Begin: Five Roman Writers;’ and ‘The Catullus Versions.’ He is the translator of ‘Blackout’ by Nanni Balestrini and ‘Whatever the Name’ by Pierre Lepori, and co-translator of the chapbook, ‘Selected Late Letters of Antonin Artaud, 1945-1947 (2014).’ In 2010, Valente turned to filmmaking and has completed 60 shorts to date, 24 of which were screened at Anthology Film Archives.

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Image: Fabio Mauri, Ventilatore (Senza Arte), (Fan [Without Art]), 1990
© Estate Fabio Mauri
Courtesy the Estate and Hauser & Wirth
Photo: Claudio Martinez

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