Peter Valente

Peter Valente is the author of A Boy Asleep Under the Sun: Versions of Sandro Penna (Punctum Books, 2014), which was nominated for a Lambda award; The Artaud Variations (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014); Let the Games Begin: Five Roman Writers (Talisman House, 2015); Catullus Versions (Spuyten Duyvil, 2017); two books of photography, Blue (Spuyten Duyvil) and Street Level (Spuyten Duyvil, 2016); two translations from the Italian, Blackout by Nanni Balestrini (Commune Editions, 2017) and Whatever the Name by Pierre Lepori (Spuyten Duyvil, 2017); Two Novellas: Parthenogenesis and Plague in the Imperial City (Spuyten Duyvil, 2017); a collaboration with Kevin Killian, Ekstasis (blazeVOX, 2017); and the chapbook Forge of Words a Forest (Jensen Daniels, 1998). He is the cotranslator of the chapbook Selected Late Letters of Antonin Artaud, 1945–1947 (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2014), and has translated the work of Gérard de Nerval, Cesare Viviani, and Pier Paolo Pasolini, as well as numerous ancient Greek and Latin authors. His poems, essays, and photographs have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as Mirage #4/PeriodicalFirst IntensityAufgabeTalisman, Oyster Boy ReviewspoKe,and Animal Shelter. His work has also been published online in Talisman, the Poems and Poetics blog, Oyster Boy ReviewJacket2SibiliaThe RecluseDispatches from the Poetry Wars, and the Verso Booksblog. Forthcoming is a collection of essays, Essays on the Peripheries, from Punctum Books, and his translation of Guillaume Dustan’s Nicolas Pages from Semiotext(e). In 2010, he turned to filmmaking and has completed sixty shorts to date, twenty-four of which were screened at Anthology Film Archives.

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