Architect and poet
He wrote since he was a teenager but only in 2001 he published “A new day”, first collection of poems (Piero Manni Editore – Lecce, 2001) presented in Lecce by the senator Giovanni Pellegrino (former President of the Parliamentary Committee “Stragi”) which stands out in several literary competitions; in 2013 he published the second collection “Schegge d’Anima” (Edizioni Milella of Lecce Spazio Vivo s.r.l. – Lecce, 2013) presented in Lecce by Prof. Carlo Alberto Augieri, professor of hermeneutics at the University of Salento. “Schegge d’Anima”, is presented again on two other occasions: the first by prof. Ennio De Bellis, professor of Philosophy Institutions at the University of Salento and the second by Prof. Giovanni Invitto, professor of Philosophy at the University of Salento and Dr. Moira De Iaco, philosopher, now a professor at the University of Studies of Bari.
In May 2016, he published “In the shadow of the asindeto – Madrigals, toxins, other stories” Di Felice Edizioni – Martinsicuro, 2016) officially presented by Prof. Ennio De Bellis, professor of Philosophy Institutions at the University of Salento , (with Preface by Dr. Chiara Armillis, psycho interpreter of art) and then by Dr. Chiara Armillis and Prof. R. Maggio, third book, which immediately imposes itself for the intense contents of interiority, deep and unknown soul paths and for the attention placed in observing the phenomena of costume with elegant and refined irony using the difficult “tool” of the asymmetry! Definite refined poet, intense, simple and profound, he always involves the reader, even when he tells about personal facts. In addition to a series of reviews in the press and in TV cultural columns (including RAI 3 Regionale – Puglia – 2001), as well as on “online” publications, Enrico Romano also received several awards for his books or for single compositions.
He is president of the VITRUVIO Salentine Cultural Association, which since 2005 has planned an international poetry competition called “Premio Vitruvio”, which will be celebrating its 13th edition this year. A short profile of his is on the “Enrico Romano Opera Uno” website. As president of “Vitruvio”, in close collaboration with colleagues of association, is organizer of cultural events, including Courses of Excellence at Higher Education Institutes, World Poetry Days (March 21), presentation of books, poetic and non-readings (called “declamando”) and more, always using, from time to time, collaborations of high professional profile including university professors and non, doctors, psychotherapists, musicians and other artists.
One of his poems was translated into english and published in a prestigious art catalogue for an international exhibition of artist and poets held in Bologna, Artebo Gallery in june 2016.