Il cielo in una stanza / This world we live in

Sunday 22 October 2017, 14:45
Coronet Theatre, Studio

Who is an Italian writer? Who can claim ownership of a language? In this unique collaborative performance, devised especially for FILL, five bilingual authors from different backgrounds come together for a poetic exploration of language and identity. A one-of-a-kind poetry event, exploring themes of belonging, multilingualism, exile, and the power of words to overcome borders.

This event will be in a creative mix of English and Italian.

Running time: approx. 60 minutes.

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Simon Barraclough

is the author and editor of several books, including Sunspots (Penned in the Margins, 2015), Laboratorio (Sidekick Books, 2015), Neptune Blue (Salt Publishing, 2011), and Bonjour Tetris (Penned in the Margins, 2010).

Alessandro Burbank

is a poet and performer. He devised the Palestine Project, promoting rap and poetry on the West Bank, and is an active contributor to LIPS, the Italian Slam Poetry League. He has performed widely in Italy and the UK.

Maria Borio

is a poet, critic, and a poetry editor. Her poems have featured in Almanacco dello Specchio, Poesia and on the Journal of Italian Translation. Her collection L’altro limite is forthcoming with Lietocolle in 2018.

Marzia D’Amico

is a poet and academic. She is currently working towards a PhD at the University of Oxford, with a thesis titled Homer’s Daughters. Issues, themes and expressions of feminine epic in modern Italian poetry.

Chrissy Williams

is a poet and editor. Her first full poetry collection, Bear, has been published by Bloodaxe in 2017. She is the director of the Free Verse Poetry Fair. She has performed her poetry at the Royal Albert Hall, the Southbank Centre and for BBC Radio 3.