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Cavalli, Patrizia

Poet, novelist and translator Proficient as a translator as well as poet, Cavalli has contributed to many literary magazines and her poetry has appeared in prestigious journals such as Paragone, Linea d’ombra and Nuovi Argomenti. Her strikingly individualistic style, betraying in places the influence of Sandro Penna, struggles to render the passions of both the human body and the soul, although beneath the pulsing rhythm of her compositions there seems to lie a profound disenchantment and discontent with the human condition. Her most important poems are in the collections Le mie poesie non cambieranno il mondo (My Poetry Will not Change the World) (1981) and Il Cielo (The Sky) (1981). She has also published a short novel, Ritratto (Portrait) (1992).