Pietro Cagni


Pietro Cagni was born in Palermo in 1990. In 2015 he received his degree in Classical philology from the University of Catania, defending a thesis about truth and allegory in Dante’s Comedy. During 2014 he spent six months as visiting student researcher at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana). He’s teaching in Catania and he’s currently working on Dante’s Comedy as well on contemporary italian poetry. He is a founder member of the Centre of Contemporary Poetry of Catania, which organizes literary events and workshops in collaboration with the University of Catania. He contributed to the publication of Poesia inChiostro (Bonanno, Catania, 2016), an anthology of essays about italian poets of 20th century. He has published his first volume of poetry Adesso è tornare sempre (Now it’s always coming back) in 2015.

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