Translated by David Graham
Translator Editor: Nicholas Benson
Artist Cover by Andres Serrano
A recent recipient of the Montale Poetry Award, Gabriele Tinti is an Italian poet and writer.
He has worked with the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Roman Museum, the Capitolini Museums, the Archeological Museum in Naples, the Ara Pacis Museums, the Colosseum and the Glyptothek of Munich, composing poems for ancient works of art, including The Boxer at Rest, the Discobolus, Arundel Head, the Ludovisi Gaul, the Victorious Youth, the Farnese Hercules, the Hercules by Scopas, the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon, the Barberini Faun and many other masterpieces.
His poems have been recited by actors like Abel Ferrara, Marton Csokas, Kevin Spacey, Malcolm McDowell, Stephen Fry, Joe Mantegna, Michael Imperioli, Burt Young, Robert Davi, Jamie McShane, James Cosmo, Vincent Piazza, and Franco Nero.
In 2016 he published Last Words (Skira Rizzoli), a collection of found poetry in association with Andres Serrano. In 2020 Tinti published The Earth Will Come To Laugh and To Feast (Powerhouse Books) a poetry collection with illustrations by the artist Roger Ballen. In 2021 he published Ruins by Eris Press (London).
His poetry collection Bleedings — Incipit Tragoedia will be published by Contra Mundum Press (New York, 2023)
Blood image by Andres Serrano, courtesy of the artist.