Born in Genoa in 1930, Edoardo Sanguineti is one of the most prominent Italian poets of this century. To his European audience Sanguineti is the intellectual confrere of writers such as Italo Calvino and Vaclav Havel. He is the author of three novels: Capricco italiano (1963), Il giuoco dell'oca (1967), and Il giuoco del Satyricon (1970). In addition he is known as a critic and theoretician and, of course, for his books of poetry, which include Laborintus (1956), Opus metricum (1960), Triperuno (1964), and Wirrwarr (1972). He also edited an anthology of Italian poetry and has collaborated with composer Luciano Berio, producing librettos for the operas Passaggio and Laborintus, as well as the texts of Esposizione and A-ronne.