Join us as we celebrate the launch of Livia Franchini's new poetry collection, OUR AVAILABLE MAGIC (Makina Books, 2019) with readings from Livia and special guests.
“In August the dust was deafening, all things dry. Small anxieties of high summer. Drops of water from your plastic bottle cutting circles like coins on the pavement. Eating a tomato from the hand in an empty apartment. Stand in the corridor, think of all the other flats stacked below you, the ones above you, all empty. When you hear her car pull in, cross the street running.” – from Estate
Our Available Magic is the first poetry pamphlet by the writer and translator Livia Franchini. Within it poems and short poetic prose fold across 42 carefully observed pages that are insightful, fresh and craftily bold.
Livia Franchini is a writer and translator from Tuscany, Italy. She has translated Natalia Ginzburg, James Tiptree Jr. and Michael Donaghy among others. Her poetry has appeared in 3 a.m. magazine, Funhouse, LESTE, SPELLS: 21ST-CENTURY OCCULT POETRY (Lingua Ignota, 2018), WRETCHED STRANGERS (Boiler House Press, 2018) among others. Her debut novel SHELF LIFE will be published in English by Doubleday in August 2019 and in Italian by Libri Mondadori in Spring 2020.
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