The Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal is pleased to present the poetic work of Anna Ciardullo Villapiana, a work “that does not leave indifferent – writes Bruna Cicala -, which does not limit itself to transmitting musical emotions and profuse love, metaphors full of images and colors in motion “, but leads to the deepest introspection: “And, like Scylla, attracted by that blue / I leave footprints next to stones scattered on the shore, / I look at the ships that have always sank / with the load of dreams, dreams that do not die, / as long as you are there to make them float ”.
Tuesday, October 6th 2020, 3.00 pm EST
Among Anna Ciardullo Villapiana’s collections of poems, there is also the last one entitled Beyond the Sea, published in 2018 in a bilingual edition (Italian and English) for the types of I Rumori dell’Anima. The poetess herself will intervene at the presentation, along with Francesco D’Arelli, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Montreal, Gabriel Niccoli, professor emeritus at St. Jerome’s University (Waterloo), Tommaso Pantuso, editorial director of I Rumori dell’Anima, Carina Francioso, artist and Stella Paola, teacher. Gianluca Lalli, songwriter, and Brian Escobar will read some poems in the Italian and English version respectively.
Anna Ciardullo Villapiana was born in Cosenza, Italy in 1973. She graduated in 2000 at University of Calabria in the Faculty of Art with a Modern Literature degree. In 2003 she moved to Canada where she started her career as translator and Italian language teacher. In 2007 she published her first collection of poems, Percorsi Interiori/ Inner Paths (Pandora Press). And later, in 2015 Frammenti di Luce/ Fragments of Light (Pandora Press). In 2018 she published her third volume of prose and poetry Al di là del mare/ Beyond the Sea (I Rumori dell’Anima Edition). Some of Anna Ciardullo Villapiana’s poem have been published in several magazines and anthologies in Canada, Italy and USA.