Premio Napoli Presentation to Poet John Ashbery

Written by

With a talk by Charles Simic

“Il Premio Napoli a New York”

Free and open to the public; reservations required:
[email protected] or 212-854-8562

Two of America’s finest and most widely-acclaimed poets will make a rare
joint appearance to celebrate this prestigious international prize at
Columbia University’s Italian Academy.

Poet John Ashbery is the winner of the Special “Premio Napoli” 2009
Prize for career achievement; poet Charles Simic is the winner of the
“Premio Napoli” Prize for Non-Italian Literature, for the book “Club

Speakers: Silvio Perrella, (President, Premio Napoli Foundation); Nelson
Moe (Columbia University and Barnard College); Barbara Faedda (Italian
Academy); Anthony Tamburri (Calandra Institute).

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