Tiziano Fratus

Tiziano Fratus (Bergamo, 1975) lives in a little village at the foot of the Italian Alps. Touching the Silent Forests of Conifers in California he has coined the concepts of Homo Radix (Rootman) and Alberografia (Treegraphy) writing several books published by Italian most important Publishers. Among them: Manuale del perfetto cercatore d’alberi (Handbook for a Perfect Tree Seeker, Feltrinelli), L’Italia è un bosco (Italy is a Wood, Laterza), Il libro delle foreste scolpite (The Book of Carved Forests, Laterza). Forthcoming book is titled Ogni albero è un poeta (Every Tree is a Poet, Mondadori). He has published books of poetry as Il Molosso. Poema d’un’anima (The Molossus. Poem of a Soul), Il Vangelo della Carne (Flesh Gospel). La staticità dei pesci martello (Static Nature of Hammerhead Sharks), Il lupo di Trana e altre poesie naturali (The Wolf from Trana and other natural Poems), Un quaderno di radici (A Notebook of Roots) and Arborgrammaticus. Poesie in forma di seme (Arbogrammaticus. Poems in shape of a Seed). His poetry has been translated to seven languages, published in anthologies – Doubleskin (Singapore), Poèmes chuchotés sur la berge du Po (Lugano), Viaggio in Italia. Ocho poetas italianos contemporaneos (Buenos Aires) – and in international journals as «Gradiva», «Tabacaria», «DiVersos», «Ars Poetica», «Les Citadelles», «Ping Pong / Henry Miller Memorial Library», «Los Angeles Review», «Studium» and «Frau und Hund». A selection in English entitled Creaturing, edited by Francesco Levato (former executive director of the Poetry Center of Chicago) has been published in 2010 in the USA, another in Portuguese, Ninguem sabe de nos, in 2011 in Brazil. He was founded the Turin Poetry Festival working in the years 2006-2010. He’s a columnist of the newspaper La Stampa.

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