«Poetry derives from the tent/carpet culture and comes to me to be channelled through my hands» reads one of Anna Maria Farabbi's latest works. A poetess, narrator and essayist, she was born in Perugia in 1959. She writes poems both in dialect and in Italian and so far she has published several collections including Fioritura notturna del tuorlo (1996) and Il segno della femmina (2000) and Dentro la O (2016). For the theatre she wrote La bambina cieca e la rosa sonora (2010), a multimedia piece with music by Vincenzo Mastropirro, interpreted by Enrica Rosso, multivision by Massimo Achilli and painting by Vincenzo Matropirro and La morte dice in dialetto (2013). As an essayist and translator from English and French she has focused mainly on Kate Chopin,to whom she dedicate an essay, Alfabetiche cromie di Kate Chopin (2003). She also translated and edited Chopin's short stories collection, Un paio di calze di seta (2004). Her novels include Nudità della solitudine integrale (2000); La tela di Penelope (2003); Leièmaria (2013).
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