Posted on 27 March 2012
“Perspectives on Florence”, organized by the Language Centre of the European University Institute, presents a group of Florentine poets reading from their collection “Varianti Urbane, mappa poetica di Firenze e dintorni”.
The event takes place in Room 2, Badia Fiesolana, on Wednesday 18 April at 17.30. Camilla Salvi and Annarita Zacchi will serve as discussants of the event, which will be held in Italian.
“Varianti Urbane”, the book discussed at the meeting and presented by Elisa Biagini, can be described as an alternative view of the city of Florence. A compilation by ten local poets (Paola Ballerini, Katia Ferri, Andrea Gigli, Liliana Grueff, Caterina Pardi, Brenda Porster, Marco Simonelli, Eva Taylor, Annarita Zacchi, Stefania Zampiga), they describe through their verse, a hidden Florence, a city beneath the layers of paint and the stones of its buildings.
Elisa Biagini lives in Florence after having taught and studied in the U.S. for several years. Her poems have been published in several Italian and American reviews and anthologies. She has published 6 poetry collections and translated several contemporary American poets for reviews, anthologies and complete collections. She teaches Creative Writing-Poetry, Travel Writing, Literature and Art History in American Universities in Italy and abroad.
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