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My name is Caterina Celli and I will be contributing to this blog for the next 12 weeks. I was born in Rimini in 1991, where I lived until the end of the high school. My studies focused on humanistic subjects, especially Literature. I earned a bachelor degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures in 2014, and a Master degree in Modern, Comparative and Postcolonial Literatures in 2017, at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna. I am now an intern at the Limerick Writers’ Centre.

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When me and a bunch of poets went out on the Poetry Trail

WITH SANDY YANNONE

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[…] The Poetry Trail is the visual concretisation of what “Poetry Month in Limerick” means: filling up the city with poems that catch passengers’ attention as they walk along the street. Suddenly, they realize that the poster on the window of their favourite coffee shop is not the promotion to an event, a festival or a concert. It is much more: few lines hanging there, waiting for someone to read them, and react. In fact, getting in touch with poetry also means reacting, and Sandy’s verses can’t help leading the reader to an intimate reaction. read more…

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When POETRY and MUSIC meet LOVE

ON RAGLAN ROAD – GREAT IRISH LOVE SONGS AND THE WOMEN WHO INSPIRED THEM (GERARD HANBERRY)

On Raglan Road

[…] I love the silence of the library. I decide to have a walk around, wandering among the shelves, leafing through the books and wondering which silent stories they have to tell, between the noisy lines of their pages. It is not a random thought, however, for this is the question implied in the theme of the event: Great Irish love songs and the women who inspired them. Hanberry’s book, On Raglan Road, whose title quotes one of the most known Irish songs, seems to be willing to go beyond what is written, beyond the verses and the metric, beyond the rhymes and the stanzas, looking for the real essence of the songs. read more…

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Literature is the most democratic of all art forms in the world

JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER

Jonathan Safran Foer[…] “Literature is the most democratic of all art forms in the world”, Foer says while commenting on the way he won: in fact, since it was a public poll, many readers voted for him, and he felt like he was chosen by a real public and not just by a jury made up of few people. The idea that Literature is democratic caught my attention from the very beginning of the interview, since it implies the possibility to reach to everyone and, consequently, the power to speak to many people. Literature, then, as a common net, nourished by everyone’s possibility to participate and express one’s own opinion about it. read more…