Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Born out of fragments of breakages made by leavings off, such as occurs in immigration and other traumatic experiences, the IPPY Award-winning essays of DEAD MEANDER investigate how things can be made whole, or more whole, in the time following such leavings, transitions and traumas.
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Adria Bernardi is the author of two novels, Openwork (Southern Methodist University Press, 2007) and The Day Laid on the Altar (University Press of New England, 1999), which was awarded the 1999 Bakeless Prize by Andrea Barrett, and a collection of short stories, In the Gathering Woods (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999), which was awarded the 2000 Drue Heinz Literature Prize by the late Frank Conroy. Her translation of the work of the Italian poet Raffaello Baldini, Small Talk, (Gradiva Publications) was published in 2009. She was awarded the 2007 Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship by the American Academy of Poets to complete this work. Her translation of the poetry and prose of Rinaldo Caddeo was published as Sirens' Song (Chelsea Editions, 2009). She has also translated Adventures in Africa (University of Chicago Press, 2000) by Gianni Celati and Abandoned Places (Guernica Editions, 1999) by Tonino Guerra. She is the author of an oral history, Houses with Names: The Italian Immigrants of Highwood, Illinois (University of Illinois Press, 1999). Bernardi has taught fiction writing at the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Author City: NASHVILLE, TN USA