Italian

Filippo Dornetti

Dr. Filippo Dornetti is postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies, Ca’ Foscari University. He is also Italian lecturer at the Faculty of Letters at Keio University, Tokyo. His main interests are social history of modern northeast China and comparative history of water management in moden Japan and Italy. He enjoys reading poetry and collaborates with Phonodia project.

Luciano Cecchinel

Luciano Cecchinel was born in 1947 in Revine Lago (Treviso) where he currently lives. During his studies he was mayor of his town and school teacher of literary subjects too. Furthermore he published studies about folk culture and the poetry collections: Al tràgol jért (I.S.Co. 1988 and Scheiwiller 1999 with Andrea Zanzotto’s afterword), Lungo la traccia (Einaudi 2005), Perché ancora / Pourquoi encore (Istituto per la Storia della Resistenza di Vittorio Veneto, 2005, translated by …Read More

Stefano Raimondi

Stefano Raimondi was born in Milan in 1964. He is a poet and a literary critic; he studied at the Università degli Studi di Milano, where he graduated in Philosophy. Some of his poems appeared in L’Almanacco dello Specchio (Milan: Mondadori, 2006) and in Nuovi Argomenti (2000, 2004). He is a co-founder of the philosophical journal Materiali di estetica and currently writes on several magazines and journals as PULP libri, Bookdetector, QuiLibri, and Poesia. He holds poetry seminars for cultural associations and schools, and has been the …Read More

Fabrizio Dall’Aglio

Fabrizio Dall’Aglio was born in 1955 in Reggio Emilia. He has published: Quaderno per Caterina (with an etching by Arnoldo Ciarrocchi, Libreria Prandi, 1984) Versi del fronte immaginario (with an etching by Franco Rognoni, Libreria Prandi, 1987), L’idolo sorridente (with six drypoints by Gianni Stefanon, Mavida, 1994), Hic et nunc (with a note by Mario Luzi, Passigli, 1999 – Premio “Eugenio Montale” and Premio “Il Ceppo Proposte”), La strage e altre poesie 1975-1982 (with a  …Read More

Francesca Serragnoli

Francesca Serragnoli was born in Bologna in 1972 where she still lives and works. She worked in the Center of Contemporary Poetry at the University of Bologna. By Raffaelli Editore, in 2003 she published Il fianco dove appoggiare un figlio (second edition in 2011) and Il rubino del martedì (2010). [photo: © Daniele Ferroni].

Salvatore Ritrovato

Salvatore Ritrovato was born in San Giovanni Rotondo (FG) in 1967. He studied at the Universities of Urbino, Leuven and Bologna. At present, he teaches Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature at the University of Urbino, where he lives. He published several collection of poems: Quanta vita (Book, 1997), Via della Pesa (Book, 2003), Come chi non torna (Raffaelli, 2008), L’angolo ospitale (La Vita Felice, 2013). He wrote a booklet for music, in e-book format, Dedo, on …Read More

Giusi Drago

Giusi Drago was born in Trento and at present lives in Milan. In 1995 she won the Eugenio Montale International Prize with a section of poems subsequently published by Scheiwiller. For five years she has been working as editor for the magazine «Dialogica. Semestrale di ricerca e culture letterarie». In 2011 she was awarded with the Italo-German Literary Translation Prize. She published La pazienza della mano (Rovereto: Nicolodi, 2005), the plaquette Delta Dunării (Milano: Il …Read More

Roberto Minardi

Roberto Minardi (Ragusa, 1977). He moved to England in 1999. From 2005 to 2006 he lived in Panama City where he published his first short collection of poems in an Italian-Spanish bilingual version (translated by the poet Alexander Zanches). In 2007 he published in Italy Note dallo sterno (Archilibri). His poems are published in various Italian literary magazines, and  he has won prizes in several poetry competitions. His unpublished collection of poems Nel senso che …Read More

Roberto Cescon

Roberto Cescon was born in 1978 in Pordenone, where he lives and teaches at the high school “Leopardi-Majorana”. He has published Vicinolontano (Campanotto, 2000), the essay Il polittico della memoria. Aspetti macrotestuali sulla poesia di Franco Buffoni (Pieraldo, 2005) and two collections of poetry: La gravità della soglia (Samuel, 2010) and La direzione delle cose (Ladolfi, 2014). He work as editor for the magazine Atelier and for Festa di poesia in Pordenone; he also collaborates …Read More

Mary Barbara Tolusso

Mary Barbara Tolusso lives between Triest and Milan, where she works as journalist. She published several collections of poetry: L’inverso ritrovato (Lietocolle, 2003), which won the 2004 Pasolini Prize; Il freddo e il crudele (Stampa 2012) which was awarded Fogazzaro Prize in 2012; and Mea infera caro (Edb Edizioni). She collaborated with Almanacco dello Specchio (Mondadori), the most important Italian publication of poetry. Since 2005 she has been in charge of the Cetonaverde Poetry Prize …Read More