POETITALY – Teatro Palladium

On Monday 23 March 2015, the second appointment of POETITALY, entitled SAPERI, will take place at the Teatro Palladium in Rome. The exhibition is curated by Simone Carella in collaboration with Andrea CortellessaGilda Policastro and Lidia Riviello and represents a new stage of the project POETITALY, a format designed as a “nomadic” entity, able to bring the vitality and transversality of contemporary Italian poetry in contact with multiple places of the peninsula, paying particular attention to the diverse “suburbs” of Italy.

ESILI, SAPERI, INTERAZIONI, CONFLITTI, and DESIDERI (WEAKNESS, KNOWLEDGE, INTERACTIONS, CONFLICTS, and DESIRES): these are the five evocative key words of the appointments, the guiding themes chosen for each event including in-depth lectures, debates, and meetings held on the principle discussions of poetry in recent years.

After the first edition in the Roman district Corviale, where the event took place in September 2014 garnering a great success with audiences and critics alike, the itinerant POETITALY changes “home” and returns to the Capital with 5 new appointments at Teatro Palladium, hosted in the heart of Garbatella in the first among the Roman theaters of research, in collaboration with the University Roma Tre.

In addition to prominent voices of Italian poetry such as Valerio Magrelli, Patrizia Valduga, Milo De Angelis, and Gabriel Frasca, during the exhibition there will also be great foreign poets such as Mariella Mehr and Durs Grünbein to give voice to performative ideations during evenings when real theatrical stagings of the poetic word will be performed, with the support of the visual arts and new musical research.

An experiment that recovers a multimedia tradition belonging already to the avant-garde, while overcoming a certain elitist rigor and opening up to a new audience, as mixed as possible, ranging from students to traditional users of theatrical experiences of various kinds.


5:30pm Tribute to Elio Pagliarani –  participants: Cetta Petrollo Pagliarani, Andrea Cortellessa, Andrea Inglese, Arturo Mazzarella, Francesco Pecoraro and Marco Piazza. Coordinator: Paolo D’Angelo

8:30pm readings with Durs Grünbein, Anna Maria Carpi, Elisa Davoglio, Marco Giovenale
Andrea Inglese, Vincenzo Ostuni and Francesco Pecoraro

Teatro Palladium – Piazza Bartolomeo Romano 8, Rome
Monday 23 March 2015