READINGS & PERFORMANCE
- Mario's work spans an impressive range of
subject and style, from serious and formal verse to up-beat performance
and experimental poetry. He has considerable experience working with
audiences of all types and sizes: he has performed with Murray
Lachlan-Young on BBC TV for National Poetry Day, on stage with Spike
Milligan and with Stephen Warbeck on BBC TV's "Classic
Challenge" programme. Mario is a popular and eclectic performer,
with past readings at the Voice Box, Poetry Society and festivals/venues
across the country.
CREATIVE WRITING & TEACHING
The areas in which Mario can offer particular
Performance: Readings & Training
Schools and Colleges
Workshops and Creative Writing
Publication & Small Presses
Science & Technology in Poetry
Contemporary Writing &
& Public Poetry
Haiku & Japanese Forms
(see an extended description of
Mario's "Type of Work" in Teaching
Shrapnel and Sheets
(Headland, 1996 - reprinted 2000)
Lepidoptera (KT Press,
1999/2001 - 2 editions)
Bosco (Hearing Eye,
1999/2001 - 2 editions)
The Stamina of Sheep (Havering
Arts Office, 2001/2002)
Flowers of Sulphur (Enitharmon,
2004) - forthcoming.
generous, intelligent, full of humanity." Maura Dooley.
"Twin engines drive Mario Petrucci's
poetry: one engine is a personal and cultural knowledge of the sweep of
European history; the other is a scientific understanding few poets have.
Between them, these engines take Mario's poetry to dazzling heights."
"It is a great pleasure to find a
poet who has spent most of his time over many years working to help and
promote other poets... finally appearing himself with a fine first full
collection [Shrapnel and Sheets], carrying a well deserved PBS
Recommendation. He is one of several poets including Peter Redgrove,
Kathleen Raine and recently Alice Oswald whose scientific training
provides an added dimension for poetry... A brilliantly varied book by a
true European, whose sympathetic understanding extends to every human
condition. Everyone should read it."
Anne Born, PQR 5.
"Clear intellect and strong
unmistakable voice... Both a lament on our disappearing forests and an
existential comment on 20th century urbanisation, this sequence epitomises
Petrucci's passionate and compassionate 'take' on contemporary issues... I
read this twice at one sitting." Roselle Angwin, Orbis 115
[a review of Bosco].
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