Was born on 18 February 1971 in Macerata, where he presently lives. His first collection of poems was E mi guardi con gli occhi di un gatto nero (And u look at me with a black cat’s eyes) Blu di Prussia, Piacenza 1998. In 1999 the short story Alienor d’Alpais appeared in the anthology Temi d’Autore, Blu di Prussia. Selections of Seri’s poems are included in the following anthologies: L’apparecchio di Junior (edited by A. Raveggi, Zona, Arezzo 2002), Nodo Sottile 3 (edited by V. Biagini and A. Sirotti, Crocetti, Milano 2002) and L’opera continua (edited by G. Vincenzi, Perrone, Roma 2005). His second book Rampe per alianti (Ramps for gliders), Pequod, Ancona, was published in January 2006. His poems appeared on a number of literary reviews: Piccole Città, Hortus, Atelier, Poesia and web magazines: Ulisse, L’attenzione, Farapoesia. His texts have inspired the theatrical performance Quattro. He is contributor to newspapers such as Corriere Adriatico and Messaggero, and magazines: La Prima, Buongusto, La voce delle Marche, Culturama.
For 8 years he directed the literary section of the Artistrada
Festival. He founded the poetry prize ‘Poesia di Strada’ in 1998 and is
currently president of its board as well as of the jury. He is the
director of literary events for the City of Macerata. He is the creator
of the Festival of art and young talents Ramp for gliders, which takes place every year at the Rancia Castle of Tolentino. His first lyrical drama Il Monaco (The Monk) is shortly to be published.
Cristina Babino was born in Ancona (Italy) on 24th July 1976.
Her first collection of poems, L’abitudine del cielo (The habit of the sky), was published in 2003 (Blu di Prussia Publisher, Piacenza). She has featured in many poetry anthologies - among them, in L’opera continua (Giulio Perrone Publisher, Rome, 2005) - and on line poetry magazines such as Scuola di Poesia, de Maurizio Cucchi and Absolute Poetry.
graduated in 2001 at the University of Bologna (Department of Visual
Arts, Music and Performing Arts) with a thesis in Italian Literature on
“The Poet Eugenio Montale as an art critic”.
worked as an editor for a monthly magazine and now contributes to a
number of poetry and literary journals. Her poetry was published in
English translation in prestigious British poetry reviews such as Aesthetica and Coffee House Poetry.
In Italy, she has won a number of national literary awards and was
appointed as a lecturer for a seminar on “The role of poets in the 20th
century” held in high schools. Her work featured in the first two
editions of the International Exhibition of Contemporary Digital Arts “The Gateway to the Quarter” (York,
UK, 2006). She is part of the jury for the National Poetry Awards
“Poesia di Strada” and “ProsaPoetica”. She now lives and works in