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Chandra Livia Candiani

Chandra Livia Candiani

was born and lives in Milan. She is a poet and has translated Buddhist texts from English. She has published two volumes of fairy tales, Fiabe vegetali (Aelia Laelia, 1984) and Sogni del fiume (La biblioteca di Vivarium, 2001). Her poetry is often dreamlike and visionary, because, as she says, “the ability to dream of reality has saved my life”. Her books include: Io con vestito leggero (Campanotto, 2005); La nave di nebbia. Ninnenanne per il mondo (2005), La porta (2006), all published by La biblioteca di Vivarium; Bevendo il tè con i morti (Viennepierre, 2007), that won her the Baghetta award. Some of her poems are included in the anthology Nuovi poeti italiani 6 (Einaudi, 2012). She holds poetry workshops in primary schools, in hospices for AIDS patients, and for the homeless. She has been leading meditation and poetry groups for adults for many years.


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