massimo  Caterina   rosella
 Massimo Bacigalupo  Caterina Ricciardi  Rosella Mamoli Zorzi

Photo credits: Walter Baumann













Professor of American Literature at the University of Genoa, Member of the Ligurian Academy of Sciences and Letters, and former President of AISNA, the American Studies Association of Italy.

He is the author of  The Forméd Trace: The Later Poetry of Ezra Pound (1980), Grotta Byron: Luoghi e libri (2001), In Venice and in the Veneto with Ezra Pound (co-author, 2007), and the editor of many volumes of essays and translations, most recently America and the Mediterranean (co-editor, 2003), Ambassadors: American Studies in a Changing World (co-editor, 2006),  In Venice and in the Veneto with Ezra Pound (co-author, 2007), Ezra Pound, Language and Persona (co-editor, 2008), The Politics and Poetics of Displacement: Modernism off the Beaten Track (co-editor, 2011), Ezra Pound’s Canti postumi (2002), and Posthumous Cantos (2015).

He has contributed to The Modern Language Review, American Literary Scholarship, Journal of Modern Literature, Paideuma, The Paris Review, The Wallace Stevens Journal, Notes & Queries, etc.

He is the editor for American literature of the multi-volume Dizionario Bompiani delle Opere (2005), and a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Italian Literature (OUP, 2002), Anglo-American Modernity and the Mediterranean (2006), T. S. Eliot and the Concept of Tradition  (CUP, 2007), Wallace Stevens Across the Atlantic (Palgrave, 2008), Ezra Pound in Context (CUP, 2010), T. S. Eliot in Context (CUP 2011), Will the Modernist: Shakespeare and the European Historical Avant-Gardes (Peter Lang, 2014), Ezra Pound and LondonNew Perspectives (AMS, 2015). 

Long active as translator and organizer of poetry events and of a yearly Bloomsday celebration in Genoa, he is a member of the jury of the Lerici-Pea Poetry Prize and in this connection has prepared volumes by International Lerici-Pea Prize recipients Seamus Heaney and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. In 2003 he was awarded Italy’s National Prize for Translation. Bacigalupo’s Italian edition of A Draft of XXX Cantos was published in 2012.

Massimo is co-editor of OBIPS - the Online Bibliography of Italian Pound Studies and Associate Senior Editor of Make It New, the digital quarterly of the Ezra Pound Society.










 Professor of American Literature at the University of Roma Tre. She has written extensively on Anglo-American Modernism (Gertrude Stein, W.C. Williams, Wallace Stevens, F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, Djuna Barnes, Nancy Cox McCormack, William Faulkner); on 20th century poetry (Susan Howe, Elizabeth Bishop, Derek Walcott, Peter Dale Scott); and on postcolonial writers (Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, Jean Rhys, Michael Ondaatje). 


Pound Studies


Ezra Pound and Roma: Roma Amor. A Roman Album. Roma: Addenda, 2009.

Ezra Pound. Ghiande di luce. Rimini: Raffaelli, 2006.

EIKONES: Ezra Pound e il Rinascimento. Napoli: Liguori, 1991.



“Ezra Pound and the Foundation of the Centro Italiano di Studi Americani: 1936.” Roma/Amor. Ezra Pound, Rome, and Love. Eds. William Pratt, Caterina Ricciardi. New York: AMS Press, 2013. 95-108.

“Archives.” Ezra Pound in Context. Ed. Ira B. Nadel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 148-158.

“Pound and Henry James’s ‘Small Boy’ persona.” Ezra Pound, Language and Persona. Eds. Massimo Bacigalupo, William Pratt. Genova: Università degli Studi di Genova, 2008. 65-77.

“Tre note su Ezra Pound e Edmondo Rossoni.” Letteratura-Tradizione 42 (2008): 19-24.

“Piero della Francesca nella poesia di Ezra Pound.” Piero della Francesca nella cultura europea e americana. Ed. A. Brilli. Siena: Edimond, 1993: 41-59.

“Tre note su Ezra Pound e Edmondo Rossoni.” Letteratura-Tradizione 42. 2008: 19-24.

“Un’immagine di Piero della Francesca nella mitografia dei Canti Pisani.” Ezra Pound 1972-1992. Ed. Luca Gallesi. Milano: Greco & Greco, 1992. 495-517.

“Pound traduce Pound: frammenti del Canto XLIX in versione toscana.” Letterature d’America I. 2 (1980): 67-106.

“Cantabile/cantobile: traduzione e poetica del suono in Ezra Pound.” Letterature d’America V. 22 (1984): 161-184.

“La cosmologia della luce nel sincretismo poundiano.” L’esotismo nella letteratura Angloamericana. Ed. E. Zolla. Roma: Lucarini, 1979. 83-119.


Books edited

Ezra Pound, Idee fondamentali. <Meridiano di Roma> 1939-1943. Roma: Lucarini, 1991.

Roma/Amor. Ezra Pound, Rome, and Love. Eds. William Pratt, Caterina Ricciardi. New York: AMS Press, 2013.



Ezra Pound. Horace. Orazio. Rimini: Raffaelli, 2009.

Ezra Pound. Indiscrezioni o Une revue de deux mondes. Rimini: Raffaelli, 2004.








Professor at the University of Venice. Ca' Foscari.


Ezra Pound Studies



Venezia 1908: Ezra Pound e Italico Brass. Marano del Friuli: Edizioni della Laguna, 2004.

Mamoli Zorzi, Rosella, John Gery, Massimo Bacigalupo, and Stefano Maria Casella. In Venice and in the Veneto with Ezra Pound. Venezia: Supernova, 2007.



“Ezra Pound. Venezia nei Cantos,” Ateno Veneto 39 (2001): 45- 62.

“Il filo d’oro nella trama: la Venezia di Ezra Pound” Stranieri e foresti a Venezia, special number of Quaderni di Insula. Ed. Francesca BisuttiDe Riz. Venezia: 2004. 61-68.

“Quale Venezia per Pound?” Venezia 1908. Ezra Pound e Italico Brass. Ed. Rosella Mamoli Zorzi. Marano del Friuli: Edizioni della Laguna, 2004. 1-26.

“Ezra Pound” L’isola della memoria. Ed. Giovanni Distefano. Venezia: Supernova, 2005. 75-90.

“Love and Hate: Ezra Pound and a Contemporary Africadian Poet” ROMA/AMOR. Ezra Pound, Rome, and Love. Eds. William Pratt and Caterina Ricciardi. New York: AMS Press, Inc., 2013. 175-184.


Film and Video

“Ezra Pound: Rockdrill de los Cantares.” Video in connection with the exhibition I Vorticisti. Peggy Guggenheim Museum, 2011.

Participation in the SKY-TV Video filmed at Brunnenburg during the EPIC 2015 Conference.



“The myth of Daphne in Pound’s early poetry.” Brunnenburg EPIC Conference, 2015.