Alda Merini is one of Italy’s most beloved living poets, and Susan Stewart brings readers the largest and most comprehensive collection of Merini’s poetry to appear in English. The collection contains the original Italian on the facing pages, a critical introduction, and explanatory notes, and spans 50 years, from Merini’s first books to a 2001 unpublished poem. Stewart is a professor of English at Princeton and a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.