2021 is the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, author of the long narrative poetic trilogy, The Divine Comedy. In a time of global pandemic, Dante’s exploration of the relationship between the physical and spiritual worlds and humankind’s responsibilities to each other seems particularly relevant, and to commemorate Dante’s anniversary we invited 70 poets from around the world to respond to Dante’s famous work, assisted by a team of seven contributing editors: Paul Munden (UK), Nessa O’Mahony (Ireland), Paul Hetherington (Australia), Alvin Pang (Singapore), Priya Sarukkai Chabria (India), Moira Egan (Italy) and David Fenza (US).
Including poetry from:
Australia: Adam Aitken, Cassandra Atherton, Merlinda Bobis, Adrian Caesar, Judith Crispin, Paul Hetherington, Judy Johnson, Bronwyn Lea, Felicity Plunkett, Alex Skovron
UK: Simon Armitage, Matthew Caley, Vahni Capildeo, Maura Dooley, Philip Gross, Glyn Maxwell, Helen Mort, Craig Raine, Fiona Sampson, Jean Sprackland.
Italy: Antonella Anedda, Rossano Astremo, Franco Buffoni, Moira Egan, Massimo Gezzi, Marco Giovenale, Franca Grisoni
India: Priya Sarukkai Chabria, Mamang Dai, Ranjit Hoskote, Suhit Kelkar, Tabish Khair, Vivek Narayan, Mani Rao, Smita Sahay, Irwin Allan Sealy, Medha Singh
Ireland: Siobhan Campbell , Eilean Ni Chuilleanain, Jane Clarke, Eleanor Hooker, Catherine Phil McCarthy , Thomas McCarthy, Maria McManus, Mary O’Donnell, William Wall, Joseph Woods
Singapore: Christine Chia, Bryan Cheong, Joshua Ip, Theophi Kwek, Jerome Lim, Toh Hsien Min, Marc Nair, Alvin Pang, Anurak Saelaow, marylyn tan, Ruth Tang
USA: Mark Jarman, David Fenza, Janel Sylvester, Sidney Wade, Scott Cairns, David St.John, Brian Brodeur, Katharine Coles, Kimberly Williams, Cindy Frenkel
General editors: Paul Munden and Nessa O’Mahony
Guest editors: Paul Hetherington (Aus), Paul Munden (UK), Moira Egan (Italy), David Fenza (USA), India (Priya Sarrukai Chabria), Nessa O’Mahony (Ireland) and Alvin Pang (Singapore).