Tea with Poet Yang Lian
date: October 17, 2018
location: Villa Sassetti
 
Elisa Biagini
 
Poet and Lecturer, NYU Florence

Elisa Biagini lives in Florence, Italy, after having taught and studied in the United States for several years. Her poems have been published in several Italian and American reviews and anthologies. She has published seven poetry collections, some bilingual, such as L’Ospite (Einaudi, 2004), Fiato. parole per musica (Edizionidif, 2006), Nel Bosco (Einaudi, 2007) and Da una crepa (Einaudi, 2014; translations: The Plant of Dreaming, Xenos books/Chelsea Editions, 2017, and Depuis une fissure, Cadastre8zero, 2018, which won the Prix Nunc, 2018). A selection of her poems came out in New York in 2013 (The Guest in the Wood, Chelsea Editions, which won the Best Translated Book Award, 2014). Her poems have been translated into several languages and she has been featured at many international poetry festivals. She teaches Writing at NYU Florence.