About Me

I was born in Rome in "the year of the barricades." In my youth I lived abroad and attended American and International schools, acquiring my love for the English language, which I wear as a second skin. I hold an MA in American Literature and wrote my dissertation on Toni Morrison's works. I am a translator.

My poems have appeared or are forthcoming in several online and print journals, magazines and anthologies. My first bilingual poetry collection is Guerrilla Blues (Edizioni Ensemble, 2012).  My poetry chapbook Nocturne (Edizioni Pulcinoelefante) has been published in 2013. I am also the editor of Rome's Revolutionary Poets Brigade (Volume 1) anthology (Edizioni Ensemble, 2012) and Articolo 1: Una Repubblica AFfondata sul Lavoro (Albeggi Edizioni, 2014).

My poetry chapbook They Talk About Death won the 2014 Blood Pudding Press Chapbook contest and has been published by Juliet Cook in July 2014.  My second US-published chapbook, Diagnosis, has been realeased by Kristy Bowen's Dancing Girl Press in 2015, and an Anthology of Contemporary American Poets, Nuova Antologia di Poesia Americana, that I have edited and translated, has been published by Edizioni Ensemble. Gilgamesh Edizioni has also published my translations of current SF Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía, Offerte di carta. 

In May 2016 my first all-Italian collection, A rima armata (Gilgamesh Edizioni) has been published. I have a new chapbook Love and Other Demons (dancing girl press) slated for publication in 2017.

I have been nominated for Best of the Net twice.

In 2010, while in San Francisco, I had a cathartic encounter with poet laureate Jack Hirschman and I am currently writing his biography.


  1. Nice to find you. I too love Valduga (to whom I have written my first set of quatrains back) and now, thanks to you, know Merini. Her story reminds me of Mary Girard who was placed in Pennsylvania Hospital's Asylum by her husband, the philanthropist banker for having taken a lover and become pregnant by him. She remained there for 25 years going stark raving mad without the benefit of writing poetry. Girard's $4000 check to Dr. Benj. Rush is still on display at the Atwater Kent Museum. See The Insanity of Mary Girard


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