I'm still working on my long series project, and I spent a little time this weekend reading Italian poetry (in English) with hopes of finding lines that I could weave (in Italian) into some of the poems. My attempt to be multilingual and literary (with appropriate references in notes).
I was slowly making my way through Il Purgatorio and also reading some twentieth century poets. Then, late Saturday afternoon, I remembered something that I'd heard about using quotes—for example, in epigraphs: You have to get permission, unless the poet is dead.
Is that true? Does anyone know?