I am really thrilled I will be reading some of my poems in both Swedish and Italian at the Frölunda Kulturhus! On March 21st it is the World Poetry Day and I got an invitation to read at the Kafé Kultans poesiscen during the Poetry & Music event, starting at 6pm.
You are most welcome to join me!
It was very exciting to participate in the poetry festival organized by the Macedonian National Association together with the Gothenburg City Library yesterday!
So embarrassing that I couldn’t read my poem without getting so moved, but it is a very emotional text for me.
Wonderful audience and colleagues, I am so proud and happy that I accepted this invitation!
I am specially elated today because Andrea Chimenti‘s new CD is out, and I have had the huge honor of cooperating with him on this album but writing the lyrics to its only English song, A Sweet Fall“.
I have also shot the video to this song, which will be available soon.. In the meanwhile, if you are curious to listen, you are most welcome to do so at the link below, thank you!
This is my translation of a poem written by Monica Viola, that I like very much…
By Monica Viola
The cold the jump the embrace
the cold the jump the embrace and the fatigue
Naked because born;
Born I swim
new, every day,
because I must.
Empty I must leave.
Will you receive me in your embrace
when mine ends
melt in a splash without echo and
Your mercy: freezing me in that instant
where I remain hanging in my flight;
I reject my beauty
all that’s amiss
all that’s been taken
I reject being empty.
I am not content, so I