The Little Book of Passage

20-23 March 2024, Goran’s Spring Festival (Croatia)

GORAN’S SPRING 2024 Zagreb, Lukovdol, Rijeka PROGRAM 1st day of the Festival, March 20th 2024 at 19:00, Zagreb Puppet Theatre, opening of the Festival, reading of all participating poets 2nd day of the Festival, March 21st 2024 at 12:00, in Lukovdol, the birthplace of the namesake of the Festival, poet Ivan Goran Kovačić (1913-1943), central award ceremony of the

June 7, 2023 – Columbia University, New York

Wednesday, June 7 2023, at 9:00 am to 6:30 pm utc 4:00 The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University, New York ITALICS Writing, translating, and performing Italian poetry in America today Info

11-15 April 2023, Lisbon, JAFEST

”Le cose che hai scordato di portate con te”/ “Things you have forgotten to take with you”, a video directed by Elena Baucke, with poetry by Franca Mancinelli (from Libretto di transito / The Little Book of Passage), has been selected for JAFEST2023 Poetry Film Competition, in the “Separation and Belonging” category. It will be shown to Portuguese

February 25-26, REELpoetry 2023 International Festival -Houston

“REELpoetry/HoustonTX” 2023 An international, curated, hybrid poetry film festival taking place online and in person February 24-26, 2023. “Things you have forgotten to take with you” /”Le cose che hai scordato di portate con te” Directed by Elena Baucke Poetry by Franca Mancinelli (from Libretto di transito / The Little Book of Passage) Screening Details

3 March 2021 -Italian Poetry Today, University of Oxford

‘What I am is a window’, a poetry reading by Franca Mancinelli Wednesday 3rd March 2021, 5.30 pm: Franca Mancinelli will be joined in conversation by the writer and translator John Taylor. IPT aims to discuss, appreciate, and problematise the issues of contemporary Italian writing, in continuous dialogue with living poets, writers, translators, and scholars.

copertina In dialogue with John Taylor

In dialogue with my translator John Taylor

When we write, we are often immersed in darkness, like a photographer in his darkroom. It is only with time that what has been imprinted on our film resurfaces. Sometimes it is another person’s insight that brings it nearer.

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Mark Glanville su The Little Book of Passage

Following two volumes of verse (Mala kruna, 2007, and Pasta madre, 2013), the Italian poet Franca Mancinelli has turned her hand to a small book of short prose pieces. The Little Book of Passage is the first of her works to be translated into English.