InVerse - Italian Poets in Translation Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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poet Silvia Fiorentino at InVerse

Poet Silvia Fiorentino

Founded in 2005 by JCU professors Brunella Antomarini, Berenice Cocciolillo, and Rosa Filardi, InVerse – Italian Poets in Translation celebrated its 10th anniversary on the evening of September 16.

Poetry enthusiasts from the University and the local community gathered in the Lemon Tree Courtyard to listen to some of the most interesting voices in contemporary Italian poetry, which was also read in English translation. On this occasion, the InVerse 2014-2015 anthology, published by John Cabot University Press, was also presented.

JCU President Franco Pavoncello welcomed guests and emphasized the importance of InVerse as a means to bring together Anglo-American and Italian cultures, in keeping with the mission of John Cabot University.

student Antonio Giuliano

Antonio Giuliano

The 2015 edition of InVerse featured poetry by Antonella Anedda, Vladimir D’Amora, Roberto Deidier, Stelvio Di Spigno, Paolo Febbraro, Silvia Fiorentino, Mariangela Guatteri, Giampiero Neri, Sandro Olimpi, Umberto Piersanti, and Francesco Serrao.

The evening also featured the screening of the video “Prologues to What is Possible,” created by filmmaker Leonardo Gervasi for InVerse’s 10th anniversary.

“We would like to thank all those who contributed to the success of InVerse,” said Professor Antomarini. “We are especially grateful to all our readers, including Professors Tom Bailey and James Schwarten, students Avigail Kelman and Antonio Giuliano, and alumnae Diedré Blake and Loredana Mihani.”

Watch the video: InVerse Celebrates 10 Years