• Gino Bonichi, better known as Scipione after the Roman general Scipio Africanus, was born in Macerata in 1904. He moved to Rome in 1909, where
    he studied for a short period at the Academy of Fine Arts. Together with Mario Mafai and Antonietta Raphaël he was one of the founders of the so-called ‘Roman School’ or ‘Via Cavour School’, a group of Rome-based expressionist artists who opposed Fascist-approved Novecento movement.
    His paintings were first exhibited in 1927, and then, two years later, at the Venice Biennale. In 1931 he also exhibited at the first Rome Quadriennale.
    He probably wrote his poems between 1928 and 1930.
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    Maurizio Brancaleoni received his MA in Language and Translation Studies from Sapienza University of Rome in January 2018, but he has been
    translating since 2012. His MA thesis aimed at providing an extended commentary and a translation into his native language of Thomas Wolfe’s
    posthumous work Passage to England. He has also published several pieces of poetry and fiction in various collections and journals and won a couple of literary prizes.
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    Jennifer Panek is an Associate Professor of English literature at the University of Ottawa. When not writing the academic publications on early
    modern English drama that her job demands, she translates Italian fiction for sheer enjoyment. She is currently working on her first translation for
    publication: Danilo Balestra’s Tirati a Sorte, for Atene Edizioni.