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Now I Can Touch Your Name With My Breath

Written by Laura Corraducci

Translated from the Italian by the poet

Narrated by Bill Wolak


to Said who committed suicide

in the prison of Pesaro

October 17, 2013


now  I can touch your name with my breath

your name isn’t a body anymore

your throat hasn’t a sound anymore

all naked you climbed up your silence

and left to find another mountain

it was night and you faded in the morning

don’t tell them the exact turning of the pain

don’t say it to the people

who are selling your bones with joy

may the poetry be a stigma on your skin

so nothing of you will be lost for ever


Laura Corraducci was born in Italy, in Pesaro, where she lives. In 2007, she published her first collection of poems Lux Renova  (Ed. Del Leone, Venice). In 2015, she published her second collection of poems, Il Canto di Cecilia e altre poesie—Cecilia’s Song and Other Poems (Raffaelli editore), and in 2020, she published Il passo dell’obbedienza—The Step of the Obedience (Moretti e Vitali editore). She has organized several poetry readings and the festival “Vaghe stelle dell’Orsa” dedicated to contemporary Italian and international poetry. She has translated into Italian Saying Yes in Russian, Agenda Edition, by the English poet Caroline Clark. Her poems have been translated into Spanish, English, Romanian, Dutch and Portuguese


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