Born in Gallarate (Varese) in 1948, Franco Buffoni is full professor of Comparative Literature. A poet and translator, Buffoni has published several collections of poems, and from 1989 onwards he has directed the journal of theory and practice of poetic translation “Testo a Fronte”. In 1999, he published two large collections of translations of English poetry entitled Songs of Spring and Una Piccola Tabaccheria. He is the recipient of various literary prizes, among which the Premio Sandro Penna (1991), Premio Montale (1997), and the Premio Mondello (1999).
Rhyming the Afterlife
Franco Buffoni in dialogue with John Freeman.