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“Entrenchments 2015” – Live Drawing Performance Video

In the spring of 2015, I was Artist in Residence at Wait-te-Ata Press of Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (with funding from the Canadian High Commission in New Zealand). While there I participated in “Entrenchments 2015”, an initiative of … Continue reading

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“I am in Bed with You, too” by Emma Barnes for New Zealand National Poetry Day

This August 25th, as part of New Zealand’s National Poetry Day, Victoria University of Wellington’s Wai-te-ata Press hosted Transpositions, an event celebrating New Zealand women poets and their translators. One of the event’s organizers, Francesca Benocci (My “Partner in Rhyme” … Continue reading

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“Partners in Rhyme”: Oscar Wilde’s “Impression du Matin” in Atelier Magazine

The latest issue of Atelier, Italy’s foremost contemporary poetry magazine, is now out, and I’m honoured to be featured in it with a comics adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s short poem “Impression du Matin” (1881). The comic is accompanied by an … Continue reading

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“Dora Markus” by Eugenio Montale (English translation)

A couple of months ago, I created a comics adaptation of an extract from the poem “Dora Markus” by Eugenio Montale (1896-1981). The comic was commissioned by Atelier, Italy’s leading online poetry magazine. I subsequently asked my old collaborators Dr. … Continue reading

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Ungaretti’s Dead Comrade Identified? – An Article by Mario Colombo

One hundred years ago today, on the 23rd of December, 1915, Giuseppe Ungaretti wrote what would become one of the most famous Italian poems of the First World War,  the very short but infinitely moving “Veglia” (“Vigil”). The 27-year-old poet … Continue reading

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“In Flanders Field” by John McCrae (1915)

In honour of Remembrance Day, I am reposting my adaptation into comics of “In Flanders Fields) the famous WWI poem by John McCrae. The poem was originally created as part of my residency at the Victoria University of Wellington in … Continue reading

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“Sono una creatura” di Giuseppe Ungaretti (versione originale)

Last year, I created a comics adaptation of a translation of “Sono una creatura,” an Italian WWI poem by Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888-1970). The translation, titled “I Am a Creature” was done by Dr. Marco Sonzogni and Dr. Ross Woods of … Continue reading

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