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WRITING OF POETRY, WITH ERUDITION AND GRACEFUL DETACHMENT – John Hollander, a formidable presence in American literary life

When a poem also satisfies the ear Born in Manhattan in 1929 of immigrant Jewish parents, he attended first the Bronx High School of Science, then the College of Columbia University, where he joined the Boar’s Head Society. There he met his poetic mentor Allen Ginsberg, as well as Richard Howard, Max Frankel and Steven Marcus. Among his poetry books, …

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CREATION, RESEARCH AND LITERARY PERFORMANCE – Marie-Claire Blais, a staunch Francophonist activist

The writer who explored violence, revolt and hatred Canadian writer Marie-Claire Blais https://www.writerstrust.com/authors/marie-claire-blais/ died at her home in Key West on a November day in 2021, yet, she was a native of Quebec, where she was encouraged to write at the Université Laval. In 1959, she published her first novel, La Belle bête https://www.amazon.it/Joualonais-sa-Joualonie-Marie-Claire-Blais/dp/2890524094, appreciated by critics, despite the roughness …

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NOTHING IS REAL, EXCEPT DREAMS AND LOVE – Anna de Noailles, the full beauty and the noble and peaceful splendor of light

The infinite heart of a woman named Anna Throughout her life, she had a troubled friendship with the novelist and essayist Maurice Barrès. Her father died at the age of ten, yet in Victor Hugo’s poems, she discovered a language to overcome that loss through artistic representation. Descending from families of Romanian boyars and daughter of a prince, she had …

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SURREALIST REVOLUTION – Irène Hamoir, the leading female exponent of the Belgian surrealist movement

When creativity breaks its shell In 1936, René Magritte painted a portrait of her, Beauty broke her strange casing, gave the fountains pink. Figure of the Belgian surrealist movement, in fact, after studying economics he began working as a secretary in a dyeing factory, later becoming involved in the Belgian socialist movement. She was born in Saint-Gilles from a family …

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WRITING ABOUT FEMININITY AND WOMEN’S EXPERIENCE – Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta, the most adored poet in the Philippines

Fascinated by the unbearable lightness of the verses She spent more than half of her life teaching and creating literary works characterized by femininity and the experience of women. In 1999, she had the S.E.A. Award for writing, Southeast Asia’s highest literary honor. Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta https://www.nlb.gov.sg/biblio/9424478 was born on a June day in 1932 in San Juan (Rizal, Philippine …

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KEEP CLIMBING FROM HERE, WITH POETRY – Trapeta Mayson and her musical experience spoken and sung

Take poetry a step further as a softball-themed metaphor She is the author of two self-published poetry collections, Mocha Melodies and She Was Once Herself. She was born in Liberia in 1967; she immigrated to the United States, where she grew up in Philadelphia. For her ability to balance poetic writing with participation in the urban social network, under the …

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A LINK BETWEEN ITALIAN AND SPANISH POETRY – Slowly but not too much, together with Inma J. Ferrero

If poetry makes us aware of what surrounds us Because of her ability to grasp everything in detail, this poet cultivates a great passion for haiku. Inma J. Ferrero was born in Madrid in 1977. Poet, literary critic and founder of the cultural magazine Proverso, she is a member, among other things, of Novelados, Red writers and Yo soy poeta, …

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A HALLUCINATED AND GROTTOQUE DIALECT – Delio Téssa, lawyer, journalist and poet

Write in dialect, when the language cannot provide sounds to express you To understand his way of combining poetry and humor, one sentence from him is enough: “In Milan there is still a tram that costs ten cents, but so cheap that it never comes.” His personality was dominate by total distrust of men, as well as by the loss …

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MY SOUL WAS A LIGHT-BLUE GOWN, SKY-COLOURED – Edith Södergran, an open door to all winds

If inner fire is the most important thing you possesses An intelligent woman with a captivating smile, she also became a passionate photographer, but it was thanks to her mother that she was able to realize her poetic vein. Thanks to the impulse of a Finnish-Swedish-speaking relative, around 1908 she made the decision to make Swedish the primary language of …

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SULPICIA, POETESS IN ROME – The Roman amorous elegy with a woman’s voice

Beautiful, loose and passionate carms In Latin literature, you find male authors. Still, cultured and refined women existed, but they have been ignore. Writing, as well as acting in the theater, was for men. She lived at the beginning of the imperial era of Rome, that is, at the dawn of the cultural explosion that will generate the best of …

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