Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Italian by Ron Banerjee. Edited with an Introduction by Victoria Surliuga. Steeled by war, informed by Darwin and Hobbes and influenced by Rimbaud and Pound, Neri holds that poetry should inform readers about harsh reality and the perennial contest between good and evil, not by expressing feelings, but by crafting precise and truthful depictions. This is a book of short, icy capsules of time in which man, plants and animals struggle for survival.