Maria Grazia CALANDRONE

CALANDRONE Maria Grazia

Poems

P - Persona

Maria Grazia Calandrone is a poet, author, journalist and playwright, as well as writing and hosting programmes for Italy’s national public broadcaster Rai (most recently: “Poesia in technicolor”). She also writes for the newspaper “Corriere della Sera” and has directed video reportage for the newspaper’s video channel “Corriere TV” on the reception of migrants “I volontari” and Sarajevo “Viaggio in una guerra non finita”. She holds poetry workshops in state schools, prisons and mental health facilities. She has received the Montale, Pasolini, Trivio, Dessì and Naples prizes for her poetry. Her most recent books are Serie fossile (Crocetti, 2015 – short-listed for the Viareggio award), Gli Scomparsi – storie da “Chi l’ha visto?” (pordenonelegge, 2016), Il bene morale (Crocetti, 2017), Per voce sola, a collection of theatrical monologues, drawings and photographs, with an accompanying CD with the voice of Sonia Bergamasco, the translations Fossils (SurVision, Ireland 2018) and the Arabic anthology La luce del giorno (al-Mutawassit, Damascus 2019), and Un altro mondo, lo stesso mondo, a rewriting of Pascoli’s Fanciullino (Aragno 2018). She also edited an anthology of the poems of Nella Nobili (Solferino 2018) and presented previously unpublished poetry in the “Cantiere Poesia” section of the magazine “Poesia” (Crocetti). She also puts on the video concerts Senza bagaglio and Corpo reale. Her works have appeared in numerous foreign anthologies and journals.

(c) Pasqualini Schiarita

  • Embassy of Ireland
  • LOFT 58
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  • Ambassade du Luxembourg à Bruxelles
  • Ville de Bruxelles
  • Embassy of Sweden
  • It Skriuwersboun
  • Yunus Emre Institute
  • Camões Instituto de Cooperação e Língua Portugal
  • Danish Cultural Institute
  • Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Belgium
  • Commission européenne
  • Orfeu - Livraria Portuguesa
  • Balassi Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of Hungary in Brussels
  • Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels
  • Czech Centre Brussels
  • Mission of the Faroes to the EU
  • Greenland Representation to the European Union
  • MuntPunt
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union
  • Spain Arts and Culture - Cultural and Scientific Service of the Embassy of Spain in Belgium
  • Scottish Government EU Office
  • Etxepare Euskal Institutua
  • Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of Belgium
  • Greenlandic Writers Association
  • Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels
  • Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity
  • Austrian Cultural Forum
  • Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren
  • Leeuwarden Europan Capital of Culture 2018
  • Instituto Cervantes Brussels
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union