Poetry. Bilingual Italian-English, translated by Lilly Sutherland. The first appearance in English of the mercurial Francesca Dono, SIX DEGREES FROM THE NORTH POLE. These are sharp and slippery poems that catch the fragments of mind, matter and movement in an ever changing reconstruction of reality.
"Francesca Dono makes poetry like a smartphone takes a photo. Photometric precision. She has an original view of things, like a primitive on Easter Island. When you read her, you shudder, you can't make head or tail. She puts fragments in a little cup, shakes them up and what comes out is always different. It's all about bricolage and linguistic brigandage. There is a lightness and a commendable fragrance."—Giorgio Linguaglossa
"Reading the poetry of Dono is like being in a continuous short circuit. The scene of poets and children and saints is not the same that everyone sees. Or rather it is the same, but with cuts, changes of light, as if a lighthouse moved. Or like a crazy puppet moving, someone might say, who does not see the golden threads. Those who do not understand it get lost as a fly in vinegar."—Davide Rondoni
Francesca Dono was born in Reggio Calabria. After graduating with a major in the Social Sciences, she moved to Milan, where she lives and works. She wrote her first poem at the age of six and took up painting and photography at the age of 16. Both her art and poetry range from traditional to avant-garde. Her work has been published over the years in many of the magazines, anthologies and website of the Italian literary scene. These include Giorgio Linguaglossa's L'Ombra delle Parole Rivista (The Shadow of Words Review), Angelo Gaccione's Odissea (The Odyssey), Antonella Taravella's Word Social Forum and the 2017 Macabore Editore Primo almanacco di poesia al femminile (First Almanac of Women's Poetry). Her poetry has won numerous awards, such as the Bruno Mancini, the Terra di Virgilio and La Stampa. Her art work has appeared in numerous catalogs, such as L'Elite for the years 2013 and 2014, Arte di Assisi (The Art of Assisi) and Artelis di Reggio Calabria (The Artelis of Reggio Calabria), both in 2015. Author City: MILAN ITA