Tiziano Fratus

Writer Italy

Born in Bergamo, 1975 is at home in any forest he enters. During his travels through the Far East, the United States, and Europe, he coined the terms “root man” and “treeography” to designate two concepts he developed from his observations on nature, identity, and monumental trees. Included among his publications are Manuale del perfetto cercatore d’alberi (Feltrinelli), Il sussurro degli alberi (Ediciclo), and the Trilogia delle Bocche Monumentali (Laterza), of which L’Italia è un bosco and Il libro delle foreste scolpite have been published, while Giona delle sequoie is scheduled to appear in spring 2016. His most recent title is Ogni albero è un poeta (Mondadori). His “Il cercatore di alberi” column appears in «La Stampa». He has also mounted exhibitions with photographs from his vast photo archive. His poems Il molosso, Il vangelo della carne, Il respiro della terra, La staticità dei pesci martello, Una stanza a Gerusalemme (A Room in Jerusalem), and most recently Un quaderno di radici (Feltrinelli) and Musica per le foreste (Mondadori) have been published in Italy and in translation in the United States, Brazil, Switzerland, and Singapore, and in international journals such as Poetry International, Tabacaria, Di Versos, Los Angeles Review, Ars Poetica, Les Citadelles and Studium. He directed the Turin Poetry Festival from 2006 to 2010. In 2012 he received the Ceppo Natura special prize at Pistoia in recognition of his publication achievements.

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23° Festival


29 May - 03 June 2020

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