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Rinaldo Rasa on Thu, 30 Jul 2009 07:24:49 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Ferruccio Brugnaro, worker poet at North Beach Poetry Crawl

I met Ferruccio Brugnaro in the year 1975 in a reading of poems,
he stated poems that circulated in the factory, poems on cyclostyle.

Ferruccio Brugnaro was born in Mestre, Italy in 1936. He worked for more 
than 30 years---most of his adult life---in the giant complex of chemical 
factories in the Porto Marghera district of Venice. By turns tender, loving, 
angry, satiric, these are passionate poemas that grab you by the collar by 
Italy's best known working-class poet---skilfully crafted, clear, and filled 
with powerful images.
he is well known as a worker poet who for years distibueted his poems at the 
factory he worked at, as well as schools, in mimeo form---works which now 
are widely published. recently retired, he now devotes full time to his 

AFTER A NIGHT OF RAIN by Ferruccio Brugnaro
(translated by Jack Hirschman, from Ferruccio Brugnaro FIST OF SUN, 
Cuberstone Press)

The morning's crystal clear.
The smoke-stacks seem far away.
             Every wall,
every wire-mesh seems fallen.
             There's even
some lucid flower
                  leftover in
            the fist of tormented earth.
Our flesh, our hearts
can return now to being
              thaat partisan dream
of birds and unimaginable skies.

here the original lines
DOPO UNA NOTTE DI PIOGGIA di Ferruccio Brugnaro

Il mattino e' limpido, fresco.
Le ciminiere sembrano lontane.
              Sembra caduto
ogni muro, ogni rete metallica.
             C'e' anche
qualche fiore lucido
          nel pugno di terra martoriato
                   che ancora e' rimasto.
La nostra carne, il nostro cuore
ora ritornano a essere
              quel sogno guerrigliero
di uccelli e cieli inimmaginabili.

North Beach Poetry Crawl - SF Int'l Poetry Festival | SF
Sunday, July 26, 2009
1:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The SF International Poetry Festival closes with a North Beach Poetry Crawl. 
Staring at 1:30pm at the Beat Museum and ending at Washington Square Park at 
7:30pm, there's a full day of poetry and readings at several different 
venues in North Beach. At 7:30p everyone gathers at Washington Square Park 
for a reading with Jack Hirschman and Jonathan Richman and for dance 
performances and live music celebration.

1:30pm - 3:00 pm: Beat Museum
Hosted by Tony Ryan, featuring Ámbar Past (Mexico) reading with Alejandro 
Murguía, and Al Young (United States).

1:30pm - 3:00pm: Kerouac Alley
Hosted by Bob Coleman. Poets: Ferruccio Brugnaro (Italy) reading with Jack 
Hirschman, and Carla Badillo Coronado (Ecuador) reading with Jessica Loos.

3:30pm - 5:00pm: Caffe Trieste
Hosted by Soheyl Dahi, featuring Ziba Karbassi (Iran) reading with Niloufar 
Talebi, and Najwan Darwish (Palestine) reading with Sharon Doubiago.

3:30pm - 5:00 pm: Beat Museum
Hosted by Csaba Polony. Poets: Francis Combes (France) reading with Matt 
Gonzales, and Agneta Falk.

5:30pm - 7:00 pm: Live Worms Gallery
Hosted by Bix Warden, featuring Tarek Eltayeb (Sudan/Austria) reading with 
Kareem James Abu Zeid, and Sasha Pimentel Chacòn (The Philippines).

5:30pm - 7:00 pm: Kerouac Alley
Hosted by Nadya Williams, featuring Georges Castera/Joj Kastra (Haiti) 
reading with Boadiba, and Taslima Nasrin (Bangladesh) reading with Dottie 

7:30pm - Washington Square Park Closing Party
Join host Jack Hirschman with Jonathan Richman and Friends of the Library 
Executive Director Donna Bero for the closing event, featuring an indigenous 
Quichua dance by poet Carla Badillo Coronado accompanied by Jorge Molina, 
and music by the Vince Lateano Quartet.

Cost: FREE
Website: http://www.sfipf.org/
Venue: North Beach
Address: Columbus and Broadway, San Francisco, CA

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