In my first life I lived in a northern Italian city, on the Po River. I taught Italian literature, history and Latin in high school, and ran the best bookstore in the city.
Since 2008, living my second life in Brooklyn, I have written (in Italian) an historical novel and begun another set in the 1950’s. With my American wife, I share the pleasure of playing with/in two languages, translating Italian poets and prose writers. My work has appeared in A Public Space, AGNI, West Branch, and other journals. I am trying to update my cultural imprinting as an intellettuale organico,as the young Antonio Gramsci might have done—adjusting to the perception of a new global order/disorder that places me on the challenging, vital edge between depression and euphoria. I love New York as the best place to make this effort, and consider the PEN World Voices Festival a terrific cultural event that could only be held here.