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Literary workshop on Italian poetry in São Paulo

San Paolo, laboratorio letterario sulla poesia italiana
San Paolo, laboratorio letterario sulla poesia italiana

The Italian Cultural Institute in São Paulo presents “An anthology of contemporary poetry”, a literary workshop led by Valentina Cantori. The event starts on 3 August and ends on 5 October to introduce the work of poets who have marked Italian literature from the second half of the 20th century to the present day.

The event will start with known poets, whose works have already been read and translated in Brazil (e.g. Pasolini), but unpublished works by poets not yet translated into Portuguese will be presented as well. In this case, apart from literature, there will be a moment dedicated to translation, during which participants will be able to come into direct contact with the poems, discovering how the mechanisms of poetic language work, and at the same time looking at the ways to pass them on in another language.

On 3 August there will be an introduction to the second half of the 20th century: Penna, Bertolucci and Luzi; and on 10 August, the works by Sereni, Caproni and Fortini will be presented. On 17 August, the focus will be on Poetry and reality: Pasolini, Zanzotto, Giudici and Raboni; and on 24 August on Solitary voices: Amelia Rosselli and Alda Merini. The month of August ends on the 31st with a workshop on Sanguineti, Pagliarani and Group 63. On 14 September, it will be the turn of Sapienza and Insana’s Sicily, followed by the theatre in verses by Gualtieri and Valduga on 21 September. On 28 September, the event will focus on Cavalli, Anedda, Magrelli and Calandrone’s Italy with regard to contemporary voices. Lastly, on 5 October there will be a presentation of the book by Maria Grazia Calandrone and a meeting with the author.