Paul Vangelisti is the author of more than thirty books of poetry, as well as a noted translator from Italian. His book of poems, Motive and Opportunity, was published in fall 2020 by Shearsman Books in the U.K. In 2015 he edited Amiri Baraka’s posthumous collected poems, S.O.S.: Poems, 1961-2014, for Grove Press.In 2006, Lucia Re’s and his translation of Amelia Rosselli’s War Variations won both the Premio Flaiano in Italy and the PEN-USA Award. In 2010, his translation of Adriano Spatola’s The Position of Things: Collected Poems, 1961-1992 was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize. From 1971-1982 he was co-editor, with John McBride, of the literary magazine Invisible City and, from 1993-2002, edited Ribot, the annual report of the College of Neglected Science (CONS. He lives in Pasadena.