About Nicola d'Ugo




Nicola d’Ugo was born in Florence in 1966, and lives in Lerici, Italy. He has studied acting and world literature at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey (1987-1988), holds an M.A. cum laude in Foreign Modern Languages and Literatures (2004), a Ph.D. in English Literatures (2010) from the Sapienza University of Rome, and is a journalist of the Italy's National Order of Journalism. He is the founding editor of the blog Sulla letteratura (On literature) and contributes articles to Notizie in… Controluce and Poesia, di Luigia Sorrentino on Rai News 24. He has been in the founding editorial staff of Praz!, in the editorial staff of Notizie in… Controluce, and a member of the "gruppo di frascati", ENEA’s robotics research group. His writings have appeared in AvvenimentiEnglishesMondoDonnaAmnesia VivaceLibereLuciSamurai, on Rai News, Mondadori.com and Poets Against the War. He has published six stories, over 100 poems and 150 articles on literatures, cultures and foreign policies, apart a huge amount of academic papers. He has translated into Italian poems, short stories, articles and interviews by Vicente Huidobro, T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, Anne Sexton, Frank O'Hara, Tess Gallagher, Joseph Brodsky, Amy Bloom, Nick Hornby, Caroline Leavitt, Vijaj Seshadri, Claudia Emerson, Jane Smiley, and others. Poems was translated into English by Emilia Noble Drigo and published in 1998. His most recent book of fiction is Memorie sfaldate annue (Memories Flayed Up Yearly), and his most recent books of poems are Notizie dalla Bosnia (News from Bosnia) and Poesie nizzarde (Niçard Poems), all published in 2014.