Florent TONIELLO

(picture copyrights: Paulo Jorge Lobo)

 

Florent Toniello est né en 1972 à Lyon, entre Rhône et Saône. Dans une autre vie, il a été, principalement à Bruxelles, manager dans les technologies de l’information pour une grande entreprise transnationale. Depuis 2012, il a rejoint les bords de l’Alzette au Luxembourg. Il se cache souvent derrière les textes des autres, s’occupant de relecture, correction et traduction pour divers éditeurs et journaux. Côté poésie, il collabore à La Tribune du Jelly Rodger, revue de propagande poétique, et on peut le lire dans des anthologies ou dans les revues Recours au poème, Comme en poésie, Realpoetik, Festival permanent des mots, Arpa, Traction-brabant, Revue Méninge ou Revu. Son recueil Flo[ts], publié aux éditions Phi, a obtenu le premier prix du concours littéraire national du grand-duché de Luxembourg en octobre 2015. Son spectacle Ptérodactyle en cage, accompagné au piano par Jean Hilger, a été programmé en 2017 lors des festivités du dixième anniversaire du Printemps des poètes – Luxembourg.

 

 

 

 

 

(picture copyrights: Paulo Jorge Lobo)

Florent Toniello was born in 1972 in Lyon (France), between the Rhône and the Saône. In another life, he was an IT manager for a transnational company, mainly in Brussels. He moved to the banks of the Alzette river in Luxembourg in 2012. He often hides behind others’ texts, proofreading and translating for various publishers and magazines. But he writes poetry too: a regular contributor to La Tribune du Jelly Rodger, a poetical propaganda magazine, he can be read in anthologies and many poetry journals such as Recours au poème, Comme en poésie, Realpoetik, Festival permanent des mots, Arpa, Traction-brabant, Revue Méninge or Revu. In 2015, Flo[ts], published by Phi in Luxembourg, won the first prize in the National Literary Competition. His second book, Ptérodactyle en cage, was adapted as a musical and poetry show that premiered during the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Printemps des poètes – Luxembourg, the Grand-Duchy organisation dedicated to bringing poetry closer to the general public.

 

 

 

 

 

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