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A web talk by Italian Poet Sara Furner

“An Italian poet cruising through Manhattan”

A poetic journey through New York City in the company of Sara Fruner and her Manhattan-inspired collection of poems, "Bitter Bites from Sugar Hills" (Bordighera Press, NY)

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“An Italian poet cruising through Manhattan”
“An Italian poet cruising through Manhattan”

Time & Location

Mar 18, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT

A web talk by Italian Poet Sara Furner

About the Event

The Dante Alighieri Society of BC,

in collaboration with the Dante Society in Rome,

invites you to the web talk by Sara Fruner 

"An Italian poet cruising through Manhattan”

Saturday, 18 March, 12.00 pm-1.00 pm (PST/Vancouver Time), 3.00 pm-4.00 pm (EST/Toronto and New York Time)

In English – Online via Zoom


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About the event:

Join us on a poetic journey through New York City, which in 2016 welcomed Sara Fruner with all its harsh contradictions. Urban beauty — Sara would soon find out — can sparkle with horror and trauma: this surprising contrast opened up a new emotional territory that her imagination was eager to explore. The poet will walk us through her urban poetic experience, and read from her volume, Bitter Bites from Sugar Hills.

“Fruner nails the city with clear, fresh perceptions that work like silk on the page. She owns her words with personality and originality in this high-caliber collection.” (The Washington Independent Review of Books)

About the speaker:

Born in Riva del Garda, Trentino, and relocated to New York City, Sara Fruner is an Italian novelist, bilingual poet, and literary translator. Bitter Bites from Sugar Hills (Bordighera Press), her first collection of poems in English, came out in 2018, and Lucciole in palmo alla notte, her first volume in Italian, in 2019. Her new collection, La rossa goletta, is forthcoming. Year 2020 marked her acclaimed debut in fiction with L’istante largo, which received the second prize in the Severino Cesari National Award for Debut Novel 2021. Her second novel, La notte

del bene, was released in 2022

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