Or so they thought. Penna died in 1977.
Dear Sandro Penna:
We’re not going to be able to keep anything from this submission, we’re sorry to say. Thank you, though, for letting us have a chance with your work.
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Chicago, IL 60611
It was indeed an honor to find myself, in the email rejecting my translations thereof, addressed as one of Italy’s greatest 20thcentury poets, Sandro Penna himself! Thank you for the attention.