— Poems 271-322 of Petrarch's Rerum vulgarium fragmenta
translated by Lee Harlin Bahan
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Go straight to the third page of the link below to read Rebecca Foust's exceedingly kind and insightful commentary on A Year of Mourning in general and "272: Bad trip," "289: Castiglione," and "321: Laura in disguise at sunset" in particular. Her discussion of craft puts my two pages of babbling about process to shame!
Becky is the author of PARADISE DRIVE and poetry editor of WOMEN'S VOICES FOR CHANGE, where my "Poetry Sunday" feature will be posted (if I understand correctly) from 2/4-10, 2018.
"On Simone Martini's Portrait of Laura," my translation of poem 77 of Petrarch's Rerum vulgarium fragmenta, will appear in the Winter 2018 issue of The Hudson Review. This originally untitled, unnumbered sonnet opens my new collection of Petrarch translations, To Wrestle with the Angel: Petrarch's "Chapbook" of 1337, accepted for publication by Finishing Line Press of Georgetown, KY. (FLP published my chapbook Notes to Sing in 2016.) As A Year of Mourning was inspired by the scholarship of Thomas Roche, To Wrestle with the Angel was in
The November 2017 edition of Through the Sycamores, website of 2016-2017 Poet Laureate of Indiana, Shari Wagner, features an interview with Lee Harlin Bahan, as well as translations and poems from A Year of Mourning, Notes to Sing, and Migration Solo.