Sunday, June 04, 2006

Il Bosco dei Poeti - The Wood of the Poets

Anny Ballardini has just posted some information about works she has selected for the Wood of the Poets project in Italy. Below is the beginning of Anny’s note. The full press release in English and Italian can be read on her blog narcissus works.

“I accepted the kind invitation by Lorenzo Menguzzato, in art LOME, to contribute to his Wood of the Poets with eight chosen Authors taken from the Poets' Corner. The gathering will take place tomorrow [5th June 2006] ... The work Lorenzo Menguzzato has been bringing forth is unbelievable. Last year his effort was awarded with the Telecom Prize and a notable amount of money he spent in tractors and trucks ...

"I finally translated the press release I sent to Lome; to follow the original one in Italian.

Foreign Poets Section

"Upon the kind invitation of Lorenzo Menguzzato to open a new section at the Wood of the Poets dedicated to foreign authors, I chose the following poets:

Douglas Clark
Jon Corelis
Joel Weishaus
Fan Ogilvie
Grace Cavalieri
S.K. Kelen
Karl Young
Jill Jones


"Poets published on the Poets’ Corner, page supported by the Pedagogical Institute in Bolzano on the Fieralingue site, of which I am the curator. A choice I found very difficult and with the hope that in time I will be given the possibility to increase it. ...”


It is a great honour for me to be part of this amazing project. Thank you, Anny.

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Anny also features in a recent interview by Tom Beckett on the excellent e-x-c-h-a-n-g-e v-a-l-u-e-s site. So much to value in this interview, as well as in the many others on Tom's site.

2 comments:

Anny Ballardini said...

Thank you Jill very much for your kindest mention, and with my acknoledgement to all,

Anny

Ivy said...

Congratulations! That's so wonderful!