«L’uomo-dei-confini che muove l’argilla»: oralità e performance nella poesia di Francesco Benozzo

Paolo Pizzimento


Focusing on the transition of contemporary poetry from writing to orality and from the correlated conversion of the modern poet into an oral performer, this essay aims to analyze the works of the Italian scholar, poet, musician, and performer Francesco Benozzo. An attempt will be done to offer a provisional assessment of Benozzo’s poetry, which form a large unit of extraordinary stylistic and thematic strength, a “poetic novel” combining pure “landscape literature,” metapoetic reflection and meditation on existence. 


Contemporary Poetry; Oral Poetry; Francesco Benozzo; Epic poetry

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.13129/2240-5380/13.2023.117-138


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