Floriana Ferro (Italy)
Floriana Ferro was born in Catania, Italy, on November 13, 1982. She lived in United Kingdom, United States, and France, where she deepened her philosophical studies and met foreign poets. She holds a Ph.D degree obtained in Catania and her work is focused on ancient philosophy and general and applied phenomenology: she published several articles on these subjects, both in Italian and English language, and the monography Alterità e Infinito (Eng. trans. Alterity and Infinity) in 2014. She has written both prose and poetry, teaches philosophy and history in Italian high schools, and is currently involved in a post-doctoral research grant at Università di Udine. She published in 2007 the novel Il viaggio di Sofia, in 2011 the poetry collection Danza di equinozi, awarded with “Cardinal Branda Castiglioni” literary prize (2012 edition) and published in the United Kingdom with the title Dance of the Equinox (2016), in 2017 the poetry collection Il ventre della terra (Eng. trans. The Belly of the Earth). She also translated in English language the Italian version of Domenico Pisana’s bilingual poetry collection Ode alle dodici terre. Odes to the Twelve Lands (2016). Some of her poems were published in Domenico Pisana’s essay Pagine critiche di poesia contemporanea (Eng. trans. Critical Pages of Contemporary Poetry) in 2019.