"Evening and the everest/ist vers la poetry learning": Giulia Niccolai's 1975 homage to Emilio Villa, "E.V. Ballad," from her Russky Salad Ballads, performed, glossed, translated and recorded at the Romapoesia PoEtiche festival in October 2010.

Beyond poetic delightsomeness unto itself, this piece functions as a ludic gloss of an underrecognized virtuoso of "Ytalyan" & beyond, describing, among other gems, Villa's precocious process of composing in English by feeding a computer with language....

[vimeo 18392214]

See Rebecca West's reading of the work here. & watch out for a new volume of Niccolai, introduced by Milli Graffi, from Le Lettere!