Tiziano Fratus: a Poet mixing Visions of Nature & Humanity

mantua_2Tiziano Fratus is a poet published in Italy and translated in seven languages. He joined national poetry festivals as Genoa Internazional Poetry Festival, Arezzo Poesia, Macerata Poesia, Amo Bologna Poesia Festival, Festival Torino Poesia, Poesia Presente (Monza), and international ones as Ars Poetica (Bratislava), World Poets (Bowery Poetry Club, New York), New Cadence Poetry Series (Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Crux), Singapore Writers Festival (Singapore), La Comedie du Livre (Montpellier); he has represented  Italy during the Italian Language Week in the World in Lisbon and Singapore, presented his poetry in some Italian Institutes of Culture (Marsiglia, Lugano, Edimburgh, Chicago, Lisbon), in US University as Columbia (New York), San Diego State University, University of Illinois (Chicago), University of Vermont (Burlington).

His poetry has been translated in English for magazines and reviews (Los Angeles Review, Ping Pong / Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, Poetry International, Gradiva, Conversation Poetry Quarterly, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Softblow, Kritya, The Atlanta Review), in three volumes, two published in the USA, A room in Jerusalem (Farfalla Press, New York) and Creaturing. Selected Poems (Marick Press, Detroit), one in Singapore, Double Skin. New Poetic Voices from Italy and Singapore (Ethos Books); in French for two magazines, Les Citadelles and Borborygmes, and for a bilingual Anthology Poémes chuchotes sur la berge du Po (ELR, Lugano); in Portoguese for journals Tabacaria (Casa Fernando Pessoa, Lisbon) and DiVersos (Aquas Santas), in Brazil for a personale selection, Ninguem sabe de nos (Mazza Ediçoes, Belo Horizonte); in Spanish for the Anthology Viaggio in Italia. Ocho poetas italianos contemporaneos (Sigamos Enamoradas, Buenos Aires) published in Argentina; then in German for the review Frau und Hund, in Polish for Studium (Cracow) and in slovac (for the annual edition of the poetry Anthology Ars Poetica, Bratislava).

NEWS ! The new poetry collection is titled Un quaderno di radici / A block of Roots, it has been published by Feltrinelli (Milan) on February 2015 and readers could buy it on Amazon Kindle, Ibs.it, La Feltrinelli, Mondadoristore and iTunes Books e-commerce platforms.

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Here the link to the book page in Feltrinelli Catalog + 2 Videopoems (only in italian)
>>> Un quaderno di radici / A block of Roots in Feltrinelli website

An inedit titled The Song of Narwhal is published on Parallel Texts by Mati Colarossi
>>> read the poem in the bilingual version (Italian/English)

CPQ_10Previously translated and published poems:
>>> Read 3 poems (bilingual) published in «Conversation Poetry Quarterly» #10 (UK)
– A Recession in the Louisiana Alligator Farm Market;
– Notes on Siberian Macroeconomics;
– Environmentalists inspired by a verse of Robert Lowell in Western Europe.

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Poets from Turin at Poetry House in Milan
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A reading of “Creaturing” at Columbia University in New York, Department of Italian Literature
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Tiziano Fratus (right) and Claudio Pozzani (left), poet and director of Genoa International Poetry Festival
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Lisbon: presenting New Poetry Voices from Turin and a special issue of the magazine “DiVersos”, Libritalia Bookstore
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Italian Institute of Culture in Chicago: a presentation of “Creaturing” by Tiziano Fratus, with the poets Francesco Levato and Andrea Raos

«TIZIANO FRATUS IS A PASSIONATE POET WITH A CLEAR, DISTINCT VOICE AND A KEEN AWARENESS THAT HISTORY OPENS THE DOOR OF OUR FUTURE. WE HAVE MUCH TO LEARN FROM THESE ENGAGED AND ENGAGING POEMS, MUCH FOR WHICH TO BE GENUINELY GRATEFUL» SAM HAMILL – POETS AGAINST WAR

«FRATUS’ POETRY EXPLORES WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A YOUNG ITALIAN POET TODAY IN THE SHADOW OF HISTORICAL, CULTURAL, AND TRADITIONAL FORCES» FRANCESCO LEVATO – THE POETRY CENTER OF CHICAGO

«IN HIS WRITING, FRATUS IS GUIDED BY AN UNCOMMON URGENCY AND UNCONDITIONAL FAITH IN POETRY; HIS WRITING DOESN’T HOLD BACK ON ITS ENERGY» ANTONELLO BORRA – UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT

«FRANCESCO LEVATO’S TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH OF TIZIANO FRATUS’ COLLECTION CREATURING IS STUNNING IN ITS SEEMINGLY EFFORTLESS AND LYRICALLY PRECISE MOMENTUM. THERE IS NO QUESTION, THIS IS AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION AND A MOST IMPRESSIVE AND ACCOMPLISHED TRANSLATION» MALENA MÖRLING – UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

«TIZIANO FRATUS IS A STORYTELLER, AND A VERY COMPASSIONATE ONE AT THAT. HIS BOOKS, ALTHOUGH STRUCTURED AS COLLECTIONS OF POEMS, HAVE THE NARRATIVE INTEREST AND SCALE OF NOVELS. HE HAS AN UNCANNY, INSTINCTIVE WAY OF ENTERING OTHER LIVES, AND THIS IS WHAT GIVES HIS WRITING ITS AMAZING DETAIL» MANI RAO – UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

«CREATURING BY TIZIANO FRATUS IS THE BOOK OF A CITIZEN WHO IS ABLE TO LOOK AT HISTORY THROUGH ITS ABSTRACTIONS AND DETAILS AND FIND MUSIC WHERE OTHERS SAW PROPAGANDA, FIND HUMANITY WHERE OTHERS SAW STATISTICS, FIND REMEMBERING ALIVE AND AFIRE, AMONG THINGS TOO MANY OF US ARE READY TO FORGET […] THIS IS THE POET WHO CAN LOOK AT DOCUMENTS AND SEE MUSIC THAT TELLS THE TRUTH, A POET WHO KNOW THAT “DEATH IS BORN FROM THE VOCABULARY FROM THE SYNTAX FROM THE BREATH.” TIZIANO FRATUS IS A PUBLIC POET, A MAN UNAFRAID OF SPEAKING IN A FULL VOICE OF A GROWN UP, SOMETHING WE IN THE USA OFTEN SHY AWAY FROM» ILYA KAMINSKI – SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY / POETRY INTERNATIONAL

«THE BOOK’S TITLE, CREATURING, BEGETS FURTHER IRONY AS WE COME TO SEE HUMANITY ITSELF AS A KIND OF CREATURE THAT ENGAGES IN ALL SORTS OF VILE BEHAVIOR WHILE ACTUAL ANIMALS, BY CONTRAST, ARE RENDERED AS POTENTIALLY NOBLE BEINGS» PAUL MARTINEZ POMPA – BIG BRIDGE

«C’EST BIEN CETTE POÉSIE INTERNATIONALE QUE L’ON RETROUVE, PEUT-ÊTRE PARCE QUE NOTRE MONDE (OCCIDENTAL POUR LE MOMENT) S’UNIFORMISE, ET QU’APRÈS TOUR, LES POÈTES SONT DES HOMMES ET DES FEMMES COMME LES AUTRES SAUF QUI’IL RÈGLENT LEURS COMPTES PAR DES MOTS. AU TOTAL, UNE ANTHOLOGIE INTÉRESSANTE» LE COIN DE TABLE N°38 – LA MAISON DE POÉSIE DE PARIS

«HE DEMONSTRATES ONE MORE TIME THE DYNAMISM OF THE CREATIVITY OF THE YOUNG ITALIAN POETRY» LES CITADELLES – PARIS

«LOVE MAY INDEED BE HERE TODAY AND GONE TOMORROW, AS THE WOMAN IMPLIES, BUT THE POEM IN SOME WAYS GOES BEYOND A SOLILOQUY ON THE IMPERMANENCE OF LOVE INTO SOMETHING RESEMBLING A FRAGMENT OF A PIRANDELLO PLAY, WITH ITS TORTURED SHIFTS BETWEEN DREAMS AND REALITY» DAVID FEDO, QUARTERLY LITERARY REVIEW SINGAPORE

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BOOKS

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CREATURING. SELECTED POEMS
Translation: Francesco Levato (Chicago Poetry Center)
Publisher: Marick Press (Detroit, 2010)
ISBN – 9781934851180
96 pp. | Price (US$) – 14.95

>>> MARICK PRESS CATALOGUE – CREATURING

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DOUBLE SKIN. NEW POETIC VOICES FROM ITALY AND SINGAPORE
Edited by Tiziano Fratus and Alvin Pang
Poets included: Andrea Bonnin, Valentina Diana, Tiziano Fratus, Eliana D. Langiu, 
Ng Yi-Sheng,  Alvin Pang, Teng Qian Xi, Toh Hsien Min, Cyril Wong
Publisher: Ethos Books (Singapore, 2009)
ISBN – 9789870827212
222 pp. | Price (SGD $20.00 / $21.40)

>>> ETHOS BOOKS CATALOGUE

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POEMES CHUCHOTES SUR LA BERGE DU PO
SIX POETES DE TURIN POESIE
Bilingual edition, italian/french, introdution by Giovanni Tesio (TuttoLibri/La Stampa)
Poets included: Valentina Diana, Tiziano Fratus, Eliana D. Langiu, Gianni Marchetti, Luca Ragagnin, Francesca Tini Brunozzi
Publisher: ELR Edizioni Le Richerche (Lugano) / Edizioni Torino Poesia (Turin) (2008)
ISBN – 8890136324 | Price: 15,00 €
Last copies available requesting to Us (info@homoradix.com)

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VIAGGIO IN ITALIA. OCHO POETAS ITALIANOS CONTEMPORANEOS
Editor: Diego Bentivegna
Poets included: Mario Benedetti, Massimo Bocchiola, Antonella Anedda, Fabio Scotto, Anna Lamberti-Bocconi, Tiziano Scarpa, Florinda Fusco, Tiziano Fratus
Publisher: Sigamos Enamoradas (Buenos Aires, 2009)
160 pp. | ISBN – 9789872441920
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For what concern Fratus’ Italian Poetry Books please go to this page:

>>> https://homoradixnew.wordpress.com/poesia/

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