LYNNE LAWNER is a poet and art historian who lived in Rome for many years and now resides in New York. She has published many translations, mostly from Italian, for publications including Gradiva, Yale Italian Poetry, and Chelsea. Her latest book is Painted Fire: Selected Poems by Maria Luisa Spaziani (Chelsea Press, 2010).
What links a dragon and pearls? Which esteemed author in Roman times mentions the folk belief that foals are born with a love philter on their foreheads?
A cornucopia of pleasures, some that come with a sapient sting, FSGs new bilingual anthology of Latin American poetry provides something for everyone in its great variety and generous, ecumenical selection.