Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Italian and introduced by Anamaría Crowe Serrano. Antonella Zagaroli is a poetic phenomenon. She writes prolifically, applies poetry to psychological studies, runs poetic workshops and organizes poetry, art and awareness events in health-care centers, schools and libraries. Her work is fluid and constantly evolving. Mindskin offers a generous selection from two collections of poetry (La maschera della Gioconda/The Gioconda's Mask and Serrata a ventagli/Fan-locked), a volume of prose poems (La volpe blu/The Blue Fox) and an epic poem (Vinera minima/Minimal Venus).
Antonella Zagaroli was born in Rome and received an honors degree in Anglo-American Literature from La Sapienza University in 1978. In 1993 she obtained a professional diploma in counseling and from 1992 to 1996 completed a master's program in poetry therapy in the United States. In 1986 she published her first book of poetry, La maschera della Gioconda; thereafter, she not only wrote, but embarked on a series of explorations seeking to expand the range and uses of poetry. In 1995, using the American National Association for Poetry Therapy as a model, Zagaroli founded the Associazione Lallbea, now Onlus Laubea, a non-profit Italian association for the application of poetry in psychology. She has run workshops in Italy for adults, teenagers and children using a literary technique based on personalized rewriting of poetic texts. Collaborating with other associations and institutions, she has organized public poetry, art and awareness events in health-care centers, schools and libraries. In 2007 she wrote a book of poetic reportage, Quadernetto Dalit, based on voluntary work she did in India. This book was published in English as Dalit Notebook and distributed in India. Today she continues to develop theoretical/practical encounters between the language of poetry, art in general and the language of psychology, bringing together scientists, historians, sociologists and other artists. Author City: ROME ITA