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Unread 08-02-2019, 08:45 AM
Andrew Frisardi Andrew Frisardi is offline
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Default Calligraphy and a review of Convivio

I don’t often post in this forum, but a couple of things have come up I’d like to mention.

One thing is my favorite publication ever of a single poem of mine, which has been selected from the calligrapher Gaynor Goffe’s many renditions of poems to represent her work at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy in Moscow. The poem, called “Logos,” was workshopped here a few years ago, to its betterment. Gaynor is one of the leading calligraphers in the U.K. (and, rare in her field, left-handed!), and a friend of mine, so I wanted to call attention to her work—it’s such a rich way to read and savor a poem, you might want to hire her to set your own work to ink with a flare.

The other mention is a review of my edition of Dante’s Convivio, which is in the July issue of Speculum, the journal of the Medieval Academy of America. The reviewer is a leading Dantist, Simon Gilson, so it’s especially a boon that he gave it two thumbs up. I wanted to mention this here in part to let interested people know that, though the price of the book has been exorbitant, it is scheduled to be out in paperback next year some time.
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Unread 08-02-2019, 01:41 PM
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Congrats on both accomplishments! I look forward to the paperback edition of the Convivio.
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Unread 08-02-2019, 02:44 PM
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Both are wonderful pieces of news, Andrew, and the review in Speculum especially strikes me as grounds for being button-bustingly chuffed. I hope to see that paperback Convivio soon.
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Unread 08-02-2019, 03:18 PM
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Congratulations, Andrew, that is splendid news twice over! It is a very satisfying moment when your book comes out in paperback, and it makes it available to whole new groups of readers. Let me just add that CUP do paperbacks built to withstand the vicissitudes of time.

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Unread 08-02-2019, 10:53 PM
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What terrific newses, Andrew! Congratulations!

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Jake Sheff Jake Sheff is offline
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That's quite great, Andrew! Congratulations

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Unread 08-05-2019, 01:16 AM
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Amazing news, Andrew! “Logos” is one of my favorite poems of anyone ever, so it’s a joy to imagine it in that gorgeous calligraphy museum. Being myself a huge fan and former practitioner of calligraphy. as for the Convivio review, all I could see was the first page, but obviously the reviewer was quite impressed. Take a bow.
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Unread 08-05-2019, 11:55 PM
Andrew Frisardi Andrew Frisardi is offline
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Ralph, Maryann, John, Erik, Jake, and Siham: thanks!
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