The new ‘Comete’ series, dedicated to contemporary Italian female poets, edited by the Italian Cultural Institute of Stockholm.
‘Dieci indomite fiamme’ (Ten Indomitable Flames) is the new publication in the CartadItalia series from the Italian Cultural Institute of Stockholm. This is an anthology of Italian poetry with a specific time and gender perspective, and the aim of presenting to the public ten female poets whose literary careers spanned the 20th century.
The selection was curated by Claudio Pozzani, poet and artistic director of the Genoa International Poetry Festival, who also wrote the introduction:
I tried to assemble a mosaic of poetic voices representing different periods (…), styles from the most classical to the most experimental, different geographical origin and different social contexts.
The ten poets selected are Sibilla Aleramo, Cristina Campo, Jolanda Insana, Alda Merini, Elsa Morane, Ada Negri, Amelia Rosselli, Antonia Pozzi, Maria Luisa Spaziani and Patrizia Vicinelli.
Each poet is introduced by a short biographical note, followed by a varying number of poems. All texts are in both Italian and Swedish.
Ida Andersen translated the poems of Sibilla Aleramo, Antonia Pozzi, Cristina Campo, Amalia Rosselli and Patrizia Vicinelli, while John Swedenmark translated the poems of Ada Negri, Elsa Morante, Maria Luisa Spaziani, Alda Merini and Jolanda Insana.
Luminitza Beiu-Paladi, professor emeritus of Italian literature at the University of Stockholm, edited the book.
‘Dieci indomite fiamme’ is the first work of a new series called ‘Comete’, dedicated to the Italian female poets of the 20th century.
The book, released on November 3, can already be ordered on Adlibris.
For more information, see iicstoccolma.esteri.it