Poet April 2016: Danilo Breschi

Poets’ Corner is pleased to introduce Danilo Breschi as the Poet of the Month April 2016.

During the month of April poet Danilo Breschi will share a collection of poems on Poets’ Corner, in which the relationships and transitions are explored in a philosophical style. Danilo’s work echoes the words of Leonard Cohen: “Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.” Through his poems Breschi tries to understand what is behind every scar that marks the passage of time over the life of each of us.

Even though Danilo has published many academic texts throughout his career, he feels that this ‘understanding of scars’ is only possible through poetry, because it is the link between bodies and souls. Danilo: ‘Making the journey that poetry entails, you will discover the true meaning of each scar. This not only indicates wounds healed, but the healing process that each poem aspires to be considered as an act of resistance to nothingness and evil, evidence of something that, nevertheless, persists in us, over us.’

In his everyday life Danilo is Professor of History of Political Thought at Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma (UNINT), and he has published many articles and books on history, philosophy and political theory, such as, for example, “Journal of Modern Italian Studies” and “Filosofia politica”. Danilo is an aspiring poet, who has shared some of his poetry through Congiunzione carnale, astrale e relativa (2004); La Cura del Tempo (2005); Cicatrici e altre incarnazioni (2015).

Danilo is looking forward to sharing his work with a wider audience through Poets’ Corner. Please generously share your feedback with him.

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