Elisabetta Bagli was born in Rome in 1970 and lives in Madrid since 2002. She is gratued in Economy and Commerce at the Universitá degli Studi “La Sapienza” in Rome. She is the National Secretary for Spain for AIM (Association for Italy in the world).
She writes poems, short stories and fairy tales. Her poems have been translated into Spanish, English, French, Albanian, Serbian, Greek, Romanian, Catalan, Bulgarian, Turkish, Uzbek. She has worked as director of two editorial collections and as interpreter for Italian writers Paolo Giordano, Elisabetta Flumeri, Gabriella Giacometti, Diego Galdino and Fabio Bussotti.
She started writing poems and short stories in 2009 and published her first collection of poems, “Voce” (“Voice”), in 2011. An extended collection with more poems was republished in 2015 by EEE. She has taken part in a number of literary contests and she has won several awards, plaques and certificates in various Poetry Prize Contests.
Her books are “Voce” (“Voice”, with its double version in Italian by EEE and in Spanish “Voz” by Ediciones Vitruvio), “Dietro lo sguardo” (“Behind the Gaze”), “Mina, la fatina del lago di cristallo” (“Mina, the Little Fairy of the Crystal Lake”), “Specchi” (Mirrors) and “Le nostre due anime” (Our two souls) and “Dal Mediterraneo” (From the Mediterranean), in double version Italian-Greek in collaboration with Sofia Skleida, a greek poet. She works together with artists involved in Generando Arte – Colectivo with her poems in Spanish, inspired by their works on gender violence. In September 2014 three of her poems became part of an UNESCO publication related to the international contest “Culture, Power and Violence: STORIES OF WOMEN OF ALL AGES AND COUNTRIES”. Her poems have been selected for a number of anthologies in several Countries.
She keeps her personal blog Elisabetta Bagli http://www.elisabettabagli.com/. She actively contributes reviews and interviews to different blogs and magazines publishing articles in Italian, Spanish and English.
She organizes literary presentations in Spain (Madrid and Barcelona) and in Italy, and literary contests for all the Associations of which she is a member.
In May 2017, she was awarded a Diploma of Honor for Artistic Merit Mayte Spínola by the Group Pro Arte y Cultura (ex aequo with Rosa Gallego del Peso) for her poem “BNR”, inspired in the artwork “Cruel Realidad” by Rosa Gallego.
She was a performer in a Italian School Theatre, in Galileo Theatre -Madrid and in the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid with her play “En los ojos de una mujer” (In the eyes of a woman).
She was awarded a Premio all’Italianità per la Cultura (Italianity Prize for the Culture) by the Italian Consulate in Madrid.
Engraved on my veins,
Ready to run
And breathe with the wind.
Caught between arms,
This naked love
That between sighs and kisses,
As a painting
Glued to the wall,
Finds the answers.
I cannot see where I am
nor do I know where I’m going.
I know that I come from a nearby place
Where, kneeling, I have admired life.
All I see is marshes and puddles,
I sense the strong smell of mud,
While some snakes, slimy and binding,
Enchain my ankles.
Their jaws dispense poison
As a tonic on my skin.
I do not seek the mystery of immortality,
Now I live as ancient warrior
Among stinging oaks and regretful exploiters.
I have seen the spring come
I find myself in this silent cage
made of brick and glass,
longing for another silence,
that of nature,
in which I perceived
the pleasant sounds
of our Mother Earth,
in which my life
stopped in infinite moments
and my thoughts wer