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For Your Reading Pleasure: The First Canto of Mary Jo Bang's Inferno

By Harriet Staff

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The Poetry Society of America proudly presents the opening lines of Mary Jo Bang's translation of Dante's Inferno! Here, the narrator becomes lost in a forest and comes upon a "bitch kitty" faced she-wolf; fortunately, a ghostly Virgil appears to lead the way. The passage is complete with annotations--go check it out.

Originally Published: September 6th, 2012