G. Gopikrishnan: ‘Illustration is an independent artwork to me.’

Each and every one of Gopikrishnan's paintings is deeply engraved in the minds of the audience. The beauty of the art is due to  careful observation and analysis. V N Nidhin talks to G Gopikrishnan, one of the most notable contemporary illustrators in Kerala. It is very difficult to create mesmerizing visuals. But your works do mesmerize. How did you...

Baret Magarian: The secret to a good narrative is to always keep things moving and changing

This interview with Baret Magarian was conducted mainly in Italian. I have to confess that I wasn’t able to persude him to talk about his novel The Fabrications, nor was I able to find out in which year he moved to Italy. I imagined that he would have said more about his love affair with the Italian language, and...

Sudeep Sen: ‘The architecture of a poem is very important to me’

А starting point for this interview with Sudeep Sen is his poem ‘Language’, which we chose for our new Inkroci column — “Two-tongued sea” (Mare bilingue). ‘Language’ is an excellently composed poem from an architectural and constructional point of view, one that Andrea Sirotti translated brilliantly into Italian. We discussed with Sudeep Sen whether the presence of the epigraph...

Rishi Dastidar: Nations appear to be timeless, but they are inventions

Rishi Dastidar: “Nations 'appear' to be timeless, but they are inventions, human inventions, as much as the steam engine, the microchip, dare I say it, poetry.“ Interview by Emilia Mirazchiyska  We started this interview by way of a joke, when I told Rishi Dastidar that I found it strange that his second poetry collection, Saffron Jack (Nine Arches, 2020), lacks...

Rae Armantrout: Writing poems is, for me, a way of asking questions

Rae Armantrout is the author of sixteen books of poems, including Conjure (Wesleyan, 2020), Wobble (2018), a finalist for the National Book Award, Partly, New and Selected Poems (2016), and Versed (2009) which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2010.  An “Art of Poetry” interview with Armantrout, conducted by Brian Reed, was published...

What propels poetry into being is amazement: conversation with Alexander Shurbanov

I met Alexander Shurbanov in Sofia during the summer of 2016, on the occasion of a brief visit to the capital of Bulgaria connected with the publication of a collection of my poems by the Scalino publishers. If I insist on mentioning this detail, it is not in order to blow my horn but to stress that at that...

Reading is fundamental: interview with David Grossman

We are pleased to publish the interview given by the Israeli writer David Grossman, a man of dialogue and peace who has never lost his identity, on the occasion of the literary review "Libri in Movimento in Brescia (Italy) on February 25, 2019. Interview by Cristina Muccioli. The three books we are going to talk about are some of...

The future is a bad path – Interview with seven writers – part II

To celebrate the release of the two anthologies curated by Gian Filippo Pizzo – La cattiva strada (The Bad Path), published by Delmiglio, and Il prezzo del futuro (The Price Of the Future), published by La Ponga – we met him, together the two editorial directors Emanuele Del Miglio and Stefano Tevini, the translator Silvia Castoldi and four of...

The future is a bad path – Interview with seven writers

The future is a bad path
On the occasion for  the anthologies publications, “The bad road” (Delmiglio editions) and, “The future’s price” (La Ponga Editions)- both edited by Gian Filippo Pizzo, we met the staff who supervised the books: the two editors, Emanele Del Miglio and Stefano Tevini; the curator; Silvia Castoldi, the translator, and the four authors Italo Bonera, Piero Cavallotti, Marco Passarello and...

“Room Little Darker”: June Caldwell interviewed by Catherine Dunne

interviews June Caldwell
This month, I’m delighted to feature the writer June Caldwell as she prepares to launch her first book of short stories ‘Room Little Darker’. Published by New Island, June launched this collection of stories on the 31st May in Hodges Figgis. June Caldwell worked for many years as a journalist and now writes fiction. Her story ‘SOMAT’ was published in the...

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