ABOUT

Poet, playwright, poetry editor, performer, translator, artistic director, stage director.

 

She is the co-founder and director (with Giorgia Monti) of the well acclaimed Poetry and Sister Arts International Festival (Forlì - Cesena, Italy)

She holds a column of contemporary Italian poetry in Tribuna magazine, Romania.

 

Her political chapbook of poems "silviotrump" was published in 2017 by Moria Poetry, Chicago, USA.

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Her work has been featured

in anthologies

in Canada (June 2020, 845 Press, London, Ontario 2020)

in UK (The quality of Mersey, Liverpool 2018; Hidden Voice Anthology 1, Manchester 2019)

in USA (Extreme, a social environmental anthology, Vagabond, Los Angeles 2018)

in magazines

in UK (Abridged, May 2020; Forever Endeavour, June 2020; In the red 18, April 2020; Tipping the scales, Ocotber 2020)

in USA (Giallo literary magazine, July 2020; Clay Literary, July 2020;  The Confessionalist,  July 2020, Wine Cellar Press, August 2020; Prismatica, August 2020)

in Nigeria (Sub-Saharan magazine, Lagos 2020)

in Australia (The Otholith, 2020)

in Romania (Tribuna)

in Ireland (Sonder Magazine, September 2020)

and in Italy (Versante Ripido, La macchina sognante), just to name the latest.

You can read or listen to some of her poems in the Poetry section of this website: serenapiccoli.wixsite.com/serenapiccoli/poetry

 

15 of her poems are in the UK Poetry Map placesofpoetry.org.uk/

1 of her poems is in Poetry Health Service, UK

She enjoys writing collaborative poems with American poet and professor William Allegrezza.

 

She writes both in English and in Italian (her mother tongue) and some of her works (poems and plays) have been translated into Romanian and Spanish.

She writes about social issues as gender violence, economic crisis, social injustice with a touch of irony.

 

She received her MA in Theater from the University of Venice, IUAV, and her 30 plays are produced throughout Italy.

 

Assistant director at Biennale Theatre Festival in Venice 2011 for the show Envidia, directed by Calixto Bieito at the Gran Teatro La Fenice Theatre, Venice

Playwright at”Biennale Dance Festival in Venice 2011 for the Choreographers Vito Alfarano’s and Laura Boato’s students dance show in Venice

She worked on the script of “Estman Radio” by Marinella Senatore, a radio drama broadcasted by Rai Radio 2 and in the Italian Pavillion at the Biennale Internazionale di Arte in Venice in June 2011.

Internship at Gran Teatro La Fenice Theatre in Venice 2009- 2010 organizing conferences on Opera

 

Publications: (BOOKS)

 

  • silviotrump, Locofo Chaps, Moria Poetry, Chicago, USA, 2017 (Poetry)

  • Or-dite! Trame d’arte contro la violenza sulle donne, AA.VV. Ed. Exosphere PoesiArtEventi, Reggio Emilia, Italy 2015 (Poetry and Prose)

  • La rocca del tempo fermo, Lettereanimate, Taranto, Italy, 2015 (Novel),

  • Nata farfalla, WLM Edizioni, Bergamo, Italy, 2013 (Poetry)

 

In 2018 two of her English poems have been selected for the anthology "Extreme", edited by Vagabond, Los Angeles, USA, that includes also poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirshman, Neeli Cherkovski and Antonieta Villamil, to name a few. 

“Non ne usciamo vive”, one of her plays, has been set in Palermo, Rome, Cesena, Milan and in one of the most important museums of the city of Turin “Pinacoteca Albertina” in front of Laura Boldrini, the former President of the Italian Senate in 2014.

“Salomè: Donna di Valore” (Cleup, University of Padova Press, 2017, translated by Serena Piccoli and Pina Piccolo) is her Italian translation of award winning American author and professor, Adeena Karasick.

Performances:

As both a poet, performer and arts activist, Serena has performed widely at Poetry and Theatre Festivals including:

New Orleans Poetry Festival (Lousiana, USA, April 2020)

Bridgewater International Poetry Festival (Virginia, USA, April 2020)

The museum of Liverpool (UK National Poetry Day, UK, 2019)

Tribuna days in Cluj city and Brasov city (Romania, October 2018 and 2019)

West Kirby Arts Centre, England (UK, May 2019)

Versante Ripido (Bologna, Italy 2019)

Bologna In Lettere (Bologna, Italy 2016)

IGiovediDiVersi (Bologna, Italy 2016)

Artistincasa, Montegiardino (Republic of Saint Marin, 2015)

Pronto Intervento Poetico (Padova, Italy 2015)

International Poetry Day (Padova, Italy, 2013 - 2019).

She has created and produced International multidisciplinary art events featuring live performance and video installation, at both indoor and outdoor theatres.

She is the organizer of a series of conferences on and historical re-enactments of Italian Middle Age and Renaissance life and art, dedicated to the education and preservation of Italian culture.

She’s a feminist, a lesbian and a human rights activist, happily in love with her fiancée Alexandra.

Twitter: @piccoli_serena

 
Serena Piccoli poet

   Twitter @piccoli_serena

   serenadesert@gmail.com

 
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