Brand new ancients

“The Gods are all here. Because the gods are in us.

The gods are in the betting shops
the gods are in the caff
the gods are smoking fags out the back
the gods are in the office blocks
the gods are at their desks
the gods are sick of always giving more and getting less the gods are at the rave –
two pills deep into dancing –
the gods are in the alleyway laughing
the gods are at the doctor’s
they need a little something for the stress
the gods are in the toilets having unprotected sex
the gods are in the supermarket

the gods are walking home,
the gods can’t stop checking Facebook on their phones”

(Kate Tempest, “Brand New Ancients”)


A Perugia!

A Perugia i caffè li infilerò fra questi panel, tutti giovedì 6 aprile, e uno più emozionante dell’altro e accanto a persone straordinarie – mi trovate qui:   “Migrazione, la nuova frontiera dello storytelling” (Alessi), con Alessandra Morelli/UNHCR, Donata Columbro, Marta Cosentino e Yasir Khan.   “Attiviste in prima linea per la libertà di espressione”… Continue reading

House keys

What I mean when I say that poetry can reach empathy heights that no data or information can.


“House keys.

 House keys.

  House keys.”


(Cate Blanchett performs the rhythmic poem ‘What They Took With Them’ alongside fellow actors Keira Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Peter Capaldi, Stanley Tucci, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kit Harington, Douglas Booth, Jesse Eisenberg and Neil Gaiman.)