Roberto Amato

(1953 / Viareggio)

Roberto Amato
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Roberto Amato ( Viareggio , 1953 ) is a writer and poet Italian .

Roberto Amato was born in Viareggio , where he still lives in 1953 . Discovered by Manlio Cancogni , he began in 2003 with the collection of poems The Celestial Kitchens with which he won the Viareggio Prize for poetry. Three years later with the Travel Agency , a novel in verse form, he won the Spallicci Prize . Still tripping between lyricism and fiction his third test: The 2009 Tree Designer . The next two years The High Water , followed by a 2012 novelist with The Wise Writer . His last book, Separate cities , Marks the return to poetry. Collaborator with the Comparisons and New Arguments [3] magazines , is ... more »

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The pigeons listen to us converse.

The pigeons listen to us converse.
We talk about things that are almost impossible:
the open-air theatre of Terpsichore
the sated man who is nonetheless a model of virtue
the trilogy of Parmenides (who was not a philosopher
but a Byzantine topographer).

Pigeons are highly intelligent notwithstanding their tiny heads
which wobble.
At a certain point they block our path
and start to question us subtly.
they're right: Terpsichore had to do with dance
and the sated man didn't actually have celestial revelations.
Parmenides divided the world into...

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