A priapic poet
|Plaque to Giorgio Baffo|
The great French poet Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) hailed Baffo as the greatest 'poète priapique' who had ever lived. And it is to Apollinaire that the friends of Baffo, who erected the plaque in 1987, turned for a suitable quotation.
Update: I have just read that the 23rd edition of the Festival of Erotic Poetry "Baffo Zancopè" will be held on Shrove Tuesday, 2015, in the Campo San Maurizio. It will be organised by the Compagnia de Calza «I Antichi» Venezia, the 'friends of Baffo', who erected the plaque.