Franca Mancinelli

Franca Mancinelli has published two books of poetry, Mala kruna (Manni, 2007) and Pasta madre (Mother dough) (Nino Aragno, 2013). A preview of her second book of poetry has appeared in Nuovi poeti italiani 6, edited by Giovanna Rosadini (Einaudi, 2012). Her works are featured in several anthologies, including XIII Quaderno italiano di poesia contemporanea, curated by Franco Buffoni (Marcos y Marcos, 2017). She contributes as a critic to Poesia and other literary journal and reviews. She is an editor for the literary review Smerilliana, the poetry almanac Argo – annuario di poesia (http://poesia.argonline.it/) and the blog and publishing project Interno poesia (http://internopoesia.com). Her texts have been translated into English, Spanish, Arabic, Slovenian. She is currently working on a book of short prose.


[I worked with death in my heart for a month] by Franca Mancinelli, translated by Allison Grimaldi Donahue

    “I worked with death in my heart for a month.” And eyes overflow at the thought of nights when on the other side of the bed a river was blocked slow with garbage. And then in deep sleep a giant dock reconnected life with four bridges. For twenty […]