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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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“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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“The Given Note” by Seamus Heaney

“The Given Note” by Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) first appeared in the Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet’s second collection, Door into the Dark (1969).  It was the only one of his poems to be read at his funeral. “The Given Note” takes … Continue reading

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“All Right There, Soldier?” by Vincent O’Sullivan

Last April, on the invitation of Dr. Marco Sonzogni, Director of the New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation http://www.victoria.ac.nz/slc/nzclt, and of Dr. Sydney Shep, Director of Wai-te-Ata Press http://www.victoria.ac.nz/wtapress/, I took part in a month-long “cartoonist’s residency” at the University … Continue reading

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“Entrenchments 2015” – Daily Drawings and an Interview with Radio New Zealand

For the past four weeks I have been in beautiful Wellington, New Zealand, where I have the extraordinary privilege of participating in “Entrenchments 2015”, a commemorative project at Victoria University of Wellington. “Entrenchments” is an initiative of Dr. Marco Sonzogni, … Continue reading

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“I am a creature” by Giuseppe Ungaretti

Yet another adaptation of a WWI poem by the Italian poet Giuseppe Ungaretti, sensitively translated by Marco Sonzogni and Ross Woods. The comic is the product of an ongoing collaboration with Sonzogni and Woods, and with the New Zealand Centre … Continue reading

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