22 poems, 22 keys words, 22 families of aphorisms. Just like the major arcana of tarot, Giovanni Dotoli's poetry continues to operate in constellations. This time, the poet's work will delight the reader with the profound simplicity of its poetic equations.
Eric Turcat is an associate professor at Oklahoma State University. Beyond his work as a French classicist (Molière and Voltaire), he has now taken to translating Dotolian poetry. This work, his second translation, follows Chance Freedom (L'Orizzonte, 182).
Giovanni Dotoli is an emeritus professor of French literature at the University of Bari - Aldo Moro and a lecturer for the Cours de Civilisation française de la Sorbonne. As a poet in both French and Italian, his works have been translated into several languages.
Commander of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques, Officer of Legion of Honor and Grand prix de l'Académie française, he is a member of the Italian PEN club of the French PEN club's steering committee. He is the founder and director of several periodicals including “La Revue européenne de recherches sur la poésie” (Classiques Garnier) and “Noria. Revue littéraire et artistique” (L'Harmattan - AGA, co-directed with Mario Selvaggio).
In 2012, the University of Naples “L'Orientale” awarded him a “Laurea honoris causa” in the Theory and Practice of Translation.
An honorary member of the Société des Poètes français, he has published numerous books of poetry in Italy as well as in France, and has compiled his