Mariangela Gualtieri is regarded as one of Italy's most compelling and innovative voices. Born in Cesena, Italy, in 1951, she is the co-founder of the Teatro Valdoca, for which she serves as dramaturge. Long committed to cultivating the oral dimension of poetry and its communal, collective roots, she bridges the realms of poetry and theatre in her collections and recitals. In 2020 her ‘Sound Ritual’ was selected for the opening of the Venice Biennale Teatro. A volume of her poems (Beast of Joy, Chelsea Editions) was published in English in 2018, with translations by Anthony Molino and Cristina Viti.
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