A Confederacy of Joy: Poems

Siena Press presents the inaugural release from its Legacy Poetry Series, the debut collection of poetry from author, Juan-Paolo Perre. A work of resounding depth and power. "One can clearly see Mr. Perre’s ancestral bloodline: from Pablo Neruda to Hart Crane, Walt Whitman to Larry Levis and Philip Levine. Each poem clamours with a sure and pervasive vision." More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9780996062121
About Juan-Paolo Perre

Born in Siena, Italy, Mr. Perre emigrated as a child to London, England and then later to New York City. An acclaimed polymath, he regularly engages in “a nifty, polymathic juggling act” with a variety of art forms.

He began his artistic career at age 7 as a soloist church chorister which lead to an audition with renowned conductor/composer, Leonard Bernstein for his Broadway musical, “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue”.

As a concert violinist and pianist, he has performed in solo, chamber music and orchestral concerts worldwide. As an actor and singer, (under his nom d’artiste, Adam Alexi-Malle, starring in numerous films, ('Bowfinger", "Hidalgo", "The Man Who Wasn't There"), on television (in "The Sopranos", "The West Wing" and "24") and in theatre, on Broadway, in "Titanic", "The Threepenny Opera" and most notably in the American première of British playwright/film director, Mike Leigh’s play, “Goose-Pimples” which garnered him critical acclaim in an award-nominated performance the New York Times and press described as “simply astounding.” and "Too much cannot be said about the importance of Adam Alexi-Malle." which lead to his invitation to Hollywood to star opposite Steve Martin.

In addition, he is a sought-after voice artist having lent his voice in film, television and as a narrator for Penguin/Random House Audio Books in titles such as "The Second Empress", "Letters from Skye" and "The Anatomy Lesson" and has just embarked on a major project as the voice of the celebrated French author, Alexandre Dumas where all of the author's books will be recorded.

He attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Juilliard School and the universities of Wisconsin and Maryland earning a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Doctoral and advanced graduate work continued at the Université de Paris, the Paris and Moscow Conservatories as well as the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

A recipient of numerous fellowships including the New York Philharmonic Scholarship, the Harriet Hale Woolley Fellowship in Paris and an Aerodyne Grant, his writing has previously appeared in the Cream City Reader, The Red Wheelbarrow and A Delicate Balance, among others.

He has recently been appointed an editor of the literary magazine, "Il Palio Review."

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