Menotti Lerro

Menotti Lerro (born February 22, 1980) is an Italian author. Writer of poetry, aphorisms, criticism, novels and short stories, Lerro has been the subject of a critical book by Andrew Mangham, from the University of Reading, entitled The Poetry of Menotti Lerro (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011).[1]

Contents

Early Life

Lerro was born in a small village just outside of Salerno, Southern Italy.

Publications

Overview

Lerro has produced essays, poetry, fiction, autobiography, and drama. His first book of poetry, Ceppi Incerti, was published in 2003 for the literary café Giubbe Rosse, when Lerro was still a student at the University of Salerno. In the journal Poesia Roberto Carifi says that Lerro "redeems in the brightness of his verses, of course flourished and characterized by shadows of solitude, the dramatic nature of events hanging over memory and time. The book by Lerro is similar to the stumps evoked in the title, it is a patchwork of embers and ashes, of fires and glares that catch fire in the ‘dark house’ as the last meaning of life lights up itself in the certain and indelible truth of the pain".

2005, 2006, 2007

Lerro’s next book was Passi di libertà silenziose (2005) in which he assembled all of his works from the period in which he was a student, including poems, short stories, two epistolary novels and around one hundred aphorisms. Lerro published in 2006 another collection of poems Senza Cielo. Lerro went on to create I Poeti Senza Cielo, a two-volume anthology edited in 2007. Lerro aimed to present a wide range of poets, some famous, some otherwise, having a relevant point in common: namely the feeling of being "without sky", without hope. In that year Lerro published many books, among them his first work of aphorisms (Aforismi, 2007). This was followed up, in 2008, with a collection of around three hundred poems entitled Primavera (Spring).[2]

2008 - Present

In 2008, Lerro's poetry was featured in the Mondadori collection Non Ancora Trentenni (Not Yet Thirty).[3] His new volume Profumi d'Estate (2010)[4] followed.

Guest Speaking

In 2010, Lerro spoke at the Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading[5] In 2011, Lerro gave a presentation of his poetry at the University of Reading.

Selected Awards

  • 2009: Poetry collection, Primavera wins first prize at the “Renata Canepa”[6] and is finalist for the “Leonforte Prize”.[7]
  • 2009: Poetry collection, Gli Occhi sul Tempo, is one three finalists for the prize “Alfonso Gatto”.[8]
  • 2010: Poetry collection, Profumi d’Estate wins two first prizes, “Aquilaia” and “Golden Eagle”.

Selected Creative work

  • 2003 Ceppi incerti; Giubbe Rosse.[9]
  • 2005 Passi di libertà Silenziose; Plectica.
  • 2006 Senza cielo; Guida.
  • 2007 Augusto Orrel: Memorie d’Orrore e Poesia; Joker. Preface by Erminia Passannanti.[10]
  • 2008 Primavera; Ilfilo. Preface by Roberto Carifi.[11]
  • 2009 Il Diario di Mary e altri Racconti; Zona. Preface by Erminia Pasannanti.[12]
  • 2009 Gli Occhi sul Tempo; Manni[13]. Preface by Giorgio Bárberi Squarotti and Walter Mauro.
  • 2009 I Dieci Comandamenti; Lietocolle.[14]. Preface by Vincenzo Guarracino and Giuliano Ladolfi.
  • 2010 Profumi d’Estate; Zona [15]. Preface by Luigi Cannillo.
  • 2011 Il Mio Bambino; Genesi[16]. Preface by Francesco D'Episcopo, Giuseppe Lupo, Roberto Carifi and Sandro Gros-Pietro.
  • 2011 Poesías Elegidas\Poesie Scelte; Zona [17]. Trans. Ana María Pinedo López, Preface by Carla Perugini, Alessandro Serpieri and Gabriela Fantato.
  • 2011 Selected Poems; Genesi. Trans. Maria Rosaria La Marca and Andrew Mangham. Preface by Andrew Mangham.

Selected Critical Work

  • 2007 I Poeti Senza Cielo, il Melograno.
  • 2007 Essays on the Body, il Melograno.
  • 2007 The Body Between Autobiography and Autobiographical Novels, Il Melograno.
  • 2009 L’io Lirico nella Poesia Autobiografica, Zona.[18]
  • 2010 La Tela del Poeta, Zona.[19]
  • 2009 ‘Gianni Rescigno un Poeta Fortemente Autobiografico’, in Pomezia Notizie.
  • 2010 Review of Anne Whitehead, Memory, in Testo e Linguaggi (Magazine of University of Salerno).[20]


Selected Criticism of Lerro

  • 2010 Maria Rosaria La Marca Gli occhi sulla Critica, Zona,[21],
  • 2010 Giancarlo Pontiggia, Review of Primavera in Testo[22]
  • 2011 The Poetry of Menotti Lerro, ed. by Andrew Mangham (Cambridge Scholars Publishing) [23]

References

  1. ^ http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/The-Poetry-of-Menotti-Lerro1-4438-2844-0.htm
  2. ^ http://www.ilfiloonline.it/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=1191&category_id=10&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=175&vmcchk=1
  3. ^ http://www.librimondadori.it/web/mondadori/mediabox/sfoglialibro/non-ancora-trentenni
  4. ^ http://www.editricezona.it/profumidestate.htm
  5. ^ http://www.reading.ac.uk/merl/
  6. ^ http://www.ilgrappolo.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=142:premio-qrenata-canepaq-ecco-i-vincitori-e-finalisti&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=41
  7. ^ http://www.ennaweb.com/Leonforte/premio-letterario-qcitta-di-leonforteq
  8. ^ http://www.mannieditori.it/news/tre-libri-manni-al-premio-alfonso-gatto
  9. ^ http://www.giubberosse.it/libri.asp?Id=14
  10. ^ http://www.edizionijoker.com/Pagine%20libri/FCL%20-%20Augusto%20Orrel%20-%20Lerro.html
  11. ^ http://www.ilfiloonline.it/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=1191&category_id=10&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=175&vmcchk=1
  12. ^ http://www.editricezona.it/ildiariodimary.htm
  13. ^ http://www.mannieditori.it/libro/gli-occhi-sul-tempo
  14. ^ http://www.lietocolle.info/it/lerro_menotti_i_dieci_comandamenti.html
  15. ^ http://www.editricezona.it/profumidestate.htm
  16. ^ http://www.genesi.org/catalogo.asp?collana=4&volume=700
  17. ^ http://www.zonacontemporanea.it/poesiescelte.htm
  18. ^ http://www.editricezona.it/iolirico.htm
  19. ^ http://www.genesi.org/catalogo.asp?collana=7&volume=705
  20. ^ http://www.unisa.it/Dipartimenti/DSLL/Studi_Linguistici/rivista.php
  21. ^ http://www.editricezona.it/gliocchisullacritica.htm
  22. ^ http://www.italinemo.it/riviste/dettaglio_rivista.php?Titolo=TESTO
  23. ^ http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/The-Poetry-of-Menotti-Lerro1-4438-2844-0.htm



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