October 2 Policromia Poetry Event

Please join the Siena Art Institute and Policromia Festival for a poetry reading by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Massimo Schuster.

Saturday October 2, 5.30 P.M.

Location: Siena Art Institute (Via Enea Silvio Piccolomini 2, Siena)

***Limited seats: reservation required at projects@sienaart.org.

Valid green pass is mandatory to access the event.

*Presentation in English and Italian*


Siena Art Institute e Policromia Festival vi invitano ad una presentazione di poesia di Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin e Massimo Schuster.

Venerdì 2 Ottobre  alle ore 17.30

Siena Art Institute:  Via Enea Silvio Piccolomini, 2  53100 Siena

Ingresso libero. Obbligo Green Pass. 

***Posti limitati: prenotazione obbligatoria a projects@sienaart.org.

*Presentazione in inglese e italiano.*

Photo credit: Patrick Redmond

Born in 1942 in Cork, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin is an Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, and recently was Ireland Professor of Poetry (2016-19). She married the poet Macdara Woods in 1978, and they have a son and two grandsons. Macdara Woods died in June 2018. She lives in Dublin and sometimes in Italy; she has read her poems in North and South America, in Shanghai and Mumbai, and in many countries in Europe. A new collection, The Mother House, was published in 2019. She has received the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry and the O’Shaughnessy Prize. The Sun-fish was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize in 2009, and received the Griffin International Poetry Prize in Toronto in 2010. The Boys of Bluehill was shortlisted for the Forward Prize and the Pigott Prize. She translates from Irish, Italian and Romanian.

Nata a Cork nel 1942, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin è una Emeritus Fellow a Trinity College, Dublino, e recentemente è stata Ireland Professor of Poetry (2016-19). Sposata con il poeta Macdara Woods nel 1978, ha un figlio e due nipoti. Macdara è morto nel giugno del 2018. Vive fra Dublino e l’Italia. Ha presentato le sue poesie in Nord e Sud America, a Shanghai e a Mumbai, e in molti paesi europei. Nel 2019 è uscito una nuova raccolta, The Mother House. Ha ricevuto il Patrick Kavanaugh Award for Poetry e il premio O’Shaughnessy. Nel 2009 il volume The Sun-fish è stato finalista per il premio T.S. Eliot e nel 2010 ha vinto il Griffin International Poetry Prize di Toronto. The Boys of Bluehill è stato finalista sia per il Forward Prize che per il Pigott Prize. Traduce dall’irlandese, dall’italiano e dal rumeno.

Massimo Schuster is a puppeteer, actor, director, and playwright. A graduate of the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, he worked for many years with Peter Schumann’s Bread and Puppet Theater before moving to France, where he founded his own theater company. He has mounted productions of theatrical works (MacbethRichard IIIUbu Roi) and poetic works (the Iliad, the Mahabharata, the Shahnameh) in roughly sixty countries around the world, in Europe, Asia, and America. For the last thirteen years he has lived in Tuscany. In 2020 he published the collection of poetry È come una partita di curling.

Massimo Schuster è marionettista, attore, regista, drammaturgo. Diplomato alla scuola del Piccolo Teatro di Milano, ha lavorato vari anni con il Bread and Puppet Theater di Peter Schumann prima di trasferirsi in Francia, dove ha fondato una sua compagnia. Ha messo in scena e interpretato testi teatrali (Macbeth, Riccardo III, Ubu re) e poetici (Iliade, Mahabharata, Shahnameh) in una sessantina di paesi del mondo, in Europa, Africa, Asia e America. Da tredici anni vive in Toscana. Nel 2020 ha pubblicato la raccolta di poesia È come una partita di curling.

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