1975, 25 pages
Poems from Neurosuite presents poems from a work by Italian poet Margherita Guidacci side-by-side with translations by Marina La Palma. Letterpress printed in 1975 in an edition of 200 copies, this was the first book published by Kelsey Street Press.
Margherita Guidacci was an Italian poet born in Florence, Italy. Guidacci is know both for her own poetry in Italian and for her translation's of English poetry into Italian. Her books in Italian include Brevi e lunghe: Poesie (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1980), Il buio e lo splendore (Garzanti, 1989), and Prose e interviste ( Editrice C.R.T., 1999). Translations of her work into English include In the eastern sky: Selected poems of Margherita Guidacci (Dedalus, 1993) and Landscape With Ruins: Selected Poetry of Margherita Guidacci (Wayne State University Press, 1992). Her work has been widely anthologized and translated and her honors include the Biela Poesia literary prize and the Premio Caserta prize.
Marina La Palma was born in Milan, Italy. She was a founder of Kelsey Street Press in the 1970s and a performance artist and art critic in Los Angeles in the 1980s. In the 1990s she was on the Board of The Children’s Book Project in San Francisco, a nonprofit dedicated to literacy-building in young children and served on the Menlo Park Arts Commission for five years. Her most recent project was editing and writing the preface for her late husband’s book: The Plenitude: Creativity, Innovation and Making Stuff, by Rich Gold (MIT Press, 2007). She currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.