“Reading Alda Merini in Tehran”
A recital of poems by Alda Merini, in Italian and Farsi, concluded the school year 2005-2006 of the Italian School "Pietro Della Valle". The evening closed the work of the Poetry laboratory, set up with the double aim of presenting to the Iranian public Italian poets not yet translated and of forming young translators of literary works.
The evening saw the presence of personalities of the diplomatic, cultural and financial world, among them the Ambassador Mr Roberto Toscano and his wife, Mrs Francesca Toscano, who inspired the choice of Alda Merini.
The result of the translation work by Arezu Eghtedari, Hanieh Inanloo, Camelia Rafat Nejad, Iman Mansub Bassiri and Antonia Shoraka, coordinated by Edoardo Menegazzo, has been collected in a volume, published by Saless, entitled "Alda Merini - Translation book".
Golshifteh Farahani & Anna Teresa Gallelli
30 May 2006