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Syndic No.46 ~ Paola Pennecchi



Written by Paola Pennecchi

Translated from the Italian by Luigi Bonaffini

Narrated by Bill Wolak




is long and slow,

like a childbearing.



that every day

you have to subtract,

slim down a little

of your pain,


the inert



the placenta

of Farewells.


It takes time

to undo

and tenacity

to withstand

the redeeming nauseas.




takes shape.


and pure.


Like this:


transfixed by light.



Paola Pennecchi, was born and lives in Milan. Her poetry has been published in Italian anthologies and literary magazines. Her poetry collection, TRASLOCHI, was published in a bilingual (Italian/English) edition. She has worked as an editor and editorial consultant for Mondadori, Collins, New International Media and other publishing groups. Creator and organizer of poetry events in synergy with the Mitomodernista movement, she is the co-founder of the international Poetry and Discovery movement and consultant at La Casa della Poesia in Milan. Pennecchi participates in Italian and International literary festivals and poetry readings,  among which the Mihai Eminescu International Poetry Festival in Craiova, Romania.


Luigi Bonaffini has translated over fourteen books. He is the editor of the Journal of Italian Translation and  is Tow Professor of Italian language and literature at Brooklyn College. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.




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