Italian Poetry Today

11 November 2020
Wednesday 11 November 2020, 17:30

‘To have the reader always in front of you, while writing, as if you were speaking to him, or even pretending to speak his language. To challenge him from within, changing the many ways he thinks about himself and the world, as if you were transforming his own world without him acknowledging it. It is a policy, probably the only one to be used.’

On Wednesday 11th November (5:30pm, GMT, UK Time), Italian Poetry Today is delighted to host Stefano Dal Bianco, who will be talking about, and reading his poetry.
Join us for the third MT2020 session of Italian Poetry Today. In continuation with our 2019-20 programme, IPT aims to discuss, appreciate, and problematise the issues of contemporary Italian writing, in continuous dialogue with living poets, writers, translators, and scholars.
Stefano Dal Bianco (Padua, 1961) has published four poetry collections: La bella mano (Crocetti 1991), Stanze del gusto cattivo (in Primo quaderno italiano, Guerini e associati 1991), Ritorno a Planaval (Mondadori 2001; LietoColle 2018), Prove di libertà (Mondadori 2012). Together with Mario Benedetti and Fernando Marchiori, he founded the journal ‘Scarto minimo’.  He was one of the editors of ‘Poesia’ by Crocetti. He teaches Stylistics and Metrics at the University of Siena. As a scholar, he focused on Petrarch, Ariosto, Zanzotto, and 20th century poetry.
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