Paul Vangelisti is the author of more than 30 books of poetry, as well as being a noted translator from Italian. In 2010 his translation of Adriano Spatola’s The Position of Things: Collected Poems, 1961-1992 won an Academy of American Poets Prize. From 1971 to 1982 he was coeditor, with John McBride, of the literary magazine Invisible City, and, from 1993 to 2002, edited Ribot, the annual report of the College of Neglected Science. He worked as a journalist at the Hollywood Reporter (1972-74), and as cultural affairs director at KPFK Radio (1974-82). Vangelisti was founding chair of the Graduate Writing Program at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles and is a professor emeritus at the college.
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