Contemporary Poetry and Publishing - Creating Global Connections (student dialogue)
date: December 2, 2014
location: Villa Sassetti
 
 
Elisa Biagini
Poet and Lecturer, NYU Florence

Elisa Biagini lives in Florence, Italy, after having taught and studied in the United States for several years. Her poems have been published in several Italian and American reviews and anthologies. She has published seven poetry collections, some bilingual, such as L’Ospite (Einaudi, 2004), Fiato. parole per musica (Edizionidif, 2006), Nel Bosco (Einaudi, 2007) and Da una crepa (Einaudi, 2014; translations: The Plant of Dreaming, Xenos books/Chelsea Editions, 2017, and Depuis une fissure, Cadastre8zero, 2018, which won the Prix Nunc, 2018). A selection of her poems came out in New York in 2013 (The Guest in the Wood, Chelsea Editions, which won the Best Translated Book Award, 2014). Her poems have been translated into several languages and she has been featured at many international poetry festivals. She teaches Writing at NYU Florence.


 
James Bird
Co-founder Bellevile Park Pages

James Bird co-founded the Belleville Park Pages in 2013 with the aim to provide poetry to a young audicen for "less than a pint." Bellevile Park Pages have published writers from all over the world and give young writers the opportunity to be published globally.


 
Will Cox
Co-founder Bellevile Park Pages

Will Cox co-founded the Belleville Park Pages in 2013 with the aim to provide poetry to a young audicen for "less than a pint." Bellevile Park Pages have published writers from all over the world and give young writers the opportunity to be published globally.


 
Lyall Harris
Founder The Sigh Press

Lyall Harris founded The Sigh Press earlier this year with the goal to "shine a light on the wealth of English language writers in Tuscany." The Sigh Press is a wonderful opportunity for students and ex-pats living in and around Florence to publish their writing and read the work of their contemporaries.