Dreams are like drones
before dying, affirming their veracity,
they off-spring new dreams.
That one time alone.
And then, the Reign of the Queen Bees.
translated from the Italian by Adria Bernardi
Francesca Pellegrino was born in Taranto, where she currently lives and writes. Her publications include Chernobylove — il giorno dopo il vento (Kimerik, 2010); Dimentico sempre di dare l'acqua ai sogni (Kimerik, 2009); and Niente di personale (Samizdat/Biblioteca Clandestina Errabonda, 2009). In 2008, a grouping of poems, L'Enunciato, was selected for the series, Donne in poesia. She is a coordinator of the literary magazine LibrAria.
Adria Bernardi received the 2007 Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Award to complete Small Talk, the poetry of Raffaello Baldini. Her translations include Rinaldo Caddeo's Siren's Song and Abandoned Places, and the poetry of Tonino Guerra. She is the author of two novels and a collection of short stories. Dead Meander, a collection of essays, is forthcoming from Kore Press.