When you arrive in Fano on the days when Passaggi Festival brings books to the squares, among the people, it seems that the sea view review is one with its inhabitants, a lot of participation from adults, children and young volunteers. Although the pandemic made the last two editions complicated, the machine never stopped here and continued to work safely. So the theme chosen for the ninth year, Of infinity and provisional, not only a tribute to the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, but also recalls the human provisionality with which we have come to terms in recent times.
The review, directed and conceived by Giovanni Belfiori (Nando dalla Chiesa chairs the Scientific Committee with, among the members, Marino Sinibaldi, president of Cepell, Center for books and reading) which began on June 18 and saw many guests take the stage to present their volumes. Among these, even characters from the world of entertainment, such as the singer Levante (And this heart does not lie, Rizzoli), the actors Alessio Boni (Bite the Mist, Solferino) and Asia Argento (Anatomy of a wild heart, Piemme). And also the virologist Antonella Viola and the philosopher of science Telmo Pievani. With an exceptional guest in video link from Los Angeles, Sharon Stone, interviewed by Paolo Mereghetti on his volume The beauty of living twice (Rizzoli).
On 22 June, during the fifth day of the exhibition, Dante was first honored in an event designed for children for the Piccoli asSaggi review with the volume by Luca Garlando, Go to hell Dante (Rizzoli). Then ne The meeting between modern and classic: the new poets meet Dante, one of the appointments of the poetry review Passaggi diVersi, to which the festival has always given great attention, with three young voices: Roberto Ariagno (Time for a moult, Kurumuny), Denata Ndreca (The girl from the Ponte Vecchio, Ensemble Editore) and Marco Ferri (Secondary exit, Manni publisher).
A reminder of Dante was also held last Sunday, at the meeting with Fabio Pusterla – says Fabrizio Lombardo (Bologna, 1968), poet and editor of VersoDove, who curates the review with colleagues of the magazine – entitled Ash, or Earth, referring to Purgatory and to a collection of the poet (Marcos y Marcos, ed). Lombardo continues, who in 2018 published his latest collection of poetry, Coordinates for cruelty (Kurumuny): Also this year we have joined some important poets with lesser known voices, with an eye also to the sector publishing.
After Pusterla, the Mariangela Gualtieri festival will close (When I wasn’t dying, Einaudi) who on June 24 at 9 pm will be the guest of an evening in collaboration with La Lettura and will talk with the critic Roberto Galaverni. Pusterla and Gualtieri – concludes the curator – are two voices that balance each other as a conditioning in our panorama: Pusterla’s poetry is positioned in the present; many insert it in Ecopoetry, which tells the landscape and nature, not in a bucolic way, but its change. On the other hand, Gualtieri’s poetry is more spiritual, theatrical … dense. On the evening of Wednesday 23 June the poem will be celebrated by Franca Mancinelli from Fano (All the eyes that I have opened, Marcos y Marcos) and Elisa Donzelli (album, at night; among the finalists of the Viareggio-Rpaci 2021 award), translator and director of the series of poetry by Donzelli editore, at the meeting Courageous publishers.
Finally, the collaboration is new this year between Passaggi and the Franco Fortini International Literary Prize, which on the 24th will present the five finalists: Alessandra Carnaroli, Luciano Cecchinel, Lorenzo Mari, Roberto Minardi and Laura Pugno. Among the guests on 22 June also Marisa Laurito with A ruffled life (Rizzoli) and singer Willie Peyote (among the protagonists of Sanremo 2021) with Giuseppe Civati on the book Dov’ Willie?, published by People.
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