William Simone Di Piero
William Simone Di Piero Poems
- Chicago And December Trying to find my roost one lidded, ...
- Having My Cards Read Hobos wail a garbage can against the ...
- The Green Man rumdumb from last night's shrubbery ...
- Girl with Pearl Earring by Joh...
- Brother Francis to Brother Leo... In my dream I watched ...
- Big City Speech Use me Abuse me Turn wheels of ...
- The Ash Bringer A grainy predawn dark, early Expressway ...
William Simone Di Piero (born 1945 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American poet, translator, essayist, and educator. He has published ten collections of poetry and five collections of essays in addition to his translations. In 2012 Di Piero received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for his lifetime achievement; in making the award, Christian Wiman noted, "He’s a great poet whose work is just beginning to get the wide audience it deserves."
He grew up in an Italian working-class neighborhood, attended St. Joseph's College in Philadelphia and received a Master's degree from San Francisco State University in 1971.
He taught at Louisiana State University, and Northwestern ... more »
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Chicago And December
Trying to find my roost
one lidded, late afternoon,
the consolation of color
worked up like neediness,
like craving chocolate,
I'm at Art Institute favorites:
her bashful attention fixed
to place things just right,
whose fishy fingers seem
never to do a day's work,
the great stone lions outside
by jumbo wreaths and ribbons
municipal good cheer
yoked around their heads.
Mealy mist. Furred air.