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Letters from a Young Father

The Italian poet and film director shares a series of loving letters to his unborn child in this intimate and reflective poetry collection.

Becoming a parent changes everything. Fear and love live together. An expectant father desperately want to give his child happiness and safety—two qualities of life that are often at odds with each other.

Letters from a Young Father comprises forty letter-poems written by award-winning film director Edoardo Ponti to his unborn child during the forty weeks of his wife’s pregnancy. These poems are gifts, lessons, slices of joy, blueprints for building a life, and insights into how we work, learn, love, and remember.

Edoardo Ponti

Edoardo Ponti is a film director who divides his time between California and Italy. A legacy of film greats—son of Sophia Loren and producer Carlo Ponti, Sr.—Edoardo has made a name for himself in the industry with numerous award-winning shorts, feature films, as well as plays and an opera. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Creative Writing. He is married to the actress Sasha Alexander, with whom he has two wonderful children. This is his first book of poetry.

Red Hen Press