Will Schutt is the author of Westerly, selected by Carl Phillips for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. He is also the translator of My Life, I Lapped It Up: Selected Poems of Edoardo Sanguineti (Oberlin College Press, 2018), Fabio Genovesi's novel The Breaking of a Wave (Europa Editions, 2017), and Cristina Campo's essay "The Unforgivables" (Nexus Instituute, 2020; in Becoming Human Is an Art), among other works of Italian literature. The recipient of several awards and fellowships, including a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellowship, the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship and the Reginald S. Tickner Fellowship, he currently lives with his wife in Prato, Italy, where he works as an independent writing tutor, literary consultant, and translator. With the Siena Art Institute, he co-curates Policromia, an annual festival of poetry and translation.
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