"Contemporary Italian Women Poets" introduces English-reading audiences to the diversity of contemporary women's poetry in Italy during the past five decades. It includes twenty-five authors whose work has been published since World War II: poets from different generations and regions, some with international acclaim, others known primarily to those within women's literary circles. The poets who appear are: Mariella Bettarini, Gabriella Leto, Cristina Campo, Dacia Maraini, Anna Cascella, Daria Menicanti, Patrizia Cavalli, Alda Merini, Elena Clementelli, Giulia Niccolai, Rosita Copioli, Luciana Notari, Biancamaria Frabotta, Rossana Ombres, Luciana Frezza, Piera Oppezzo, Vera Gherarducci, Amelia Rosselli, Margherita Guidacci, Gabriella Sica, Armanda Guiducci, Maria Luisa Spaziani, Jolanda Insana, Patrizia Valduga, and Vivian Lamarque. Dual-language poetry. Introduction, notes on the poets, bibliography & index of first lines.