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2019 Programme

Event #27

Antonella Anedda Angioy, Alessandro Fo, Alessandro Zaccuri

The future of the word

Poetry is the future of the word, because it is a word that always looks to the future. This is stated by Alessandro Fo, who thanks to his skill as a philologist and poet has been able to make our contemporaries Virgil and Catullus, elaborating in the meantime a rigorous reflection on what it means to be human in the time of indifference. And on the word "future" Antonella Anedda questions herself in the final section of her latest collection, Historiae, which from the title declares its debt to Tacitus' conciseness and concreteness. Two of the most recognizable and important voices of current Italian literature in verse dialogue with each other in response to the requests of the writer Alessandro Zaccuri.


Anedda©Maria Sofia Mormile

Antonella Anedda Angioy is a poet and essayist. She has received various national and international awards such as the Montale Award, Viareggio Prize and Pushkin Prize. Her translations of classical and modern poets are collected in the volume Nomi Distanti. Her latest prose volume is Geografie (Garzanti, 2021). Other works: the essay Le piante di Darwin, i topi di Leopardi (Interlinea, 2022) and her latest book of poetry Historiae (Einaudi, 2018), which has been recently published in the United States by the NYRB, in Susan Stewart's translation. The volume Tutte le poesie will soon be published by Garzanti.
ph. credits: Maria Sofia Mormile


Alessandro Fo teaches Latin Literature at the University of Siena. He translated and curated for Einaudi: Apuleius, Le Metamorfosi (2010) and La Favola di Amore e Psiche (2014); Virgilius, Eneide (2012); Catullus, Poetry (2018). Among his poetry books: Mancanze (Einaudi, 2014); Esseri umani (L’Arcolaio, 2018).


Alessandro Zaccuri (La Spezia, 1963) is in charge of Communication at Sacro Cuore University in Milan. He was correspondent and now collaborates with the daily newspaper Avvenire, and is the author of numerous essays and novels. His latest books include: Nel nome (NNE, 2019), La quercia di Bruegel (Aboca, 2021, Mario La Cava Prize) and Poco a me stesso (Marsilio, 2022).

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