The Heroine’s Journey of Maria Grazia Calandrone

What is the best thing that I love about my work? freedom

What is my idea of perfect happiness? freedom. to be near to the others in mutual freedom

What is my greatest fear? to become cynical

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? when I have little time and don’t listen the others

What is my greatest extravagance? claim to be free in a world enslaved to the market economy

On what occasion would I lie? never. please…

What is the influence of role models, in my work and in my life? my models are the great poets who act in the reality. like Boris Pasternak, like Giorgio Caproni

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? narcissism

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? to be immediately in contact with the deepest part of the others

If I could, what would I change about myself? I would like to be sweeter and to produce more love

What is my greatest achievement in work? to have changed the lives of some students and some prisoners: some of them started to write after meeting me

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? I write about all and in every places. but the river Tevere is the nearest place to my heart

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? my home and the houses of my friends

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? my children…

Whom would I like to work with in the future? with migrants. I already started to work with them. I see that they haven’t just physical and material needs. they need also feelings and nearness

What project, in the nearby future, am I looking forward to work on? I have a videopoetry projects with schools and musicians, in which I will recite also

How can you contact me? through my website

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