Iolanda Leotta

Iolanda Leotta
Iolanda Leotta, poetess and storyteller, was born in Rocca di Neto (Kr), Italy, on April 23, 1969. She holds a degree in Sciences of Linguistic Mediation. Cultural Mediator. She has poetic vein since she was a child, she has always felt the need to transfer on a piece of paper her feelings and emotions when she feels the inspiration. Recently, her poetry book “L’esploratrice dei sentimenti e dei valori umani” has been published in Italy, by Aletti editor and literary critic. The book was  presented at “The Federiciano International Poetry Festival”, the testimonial of the public event was Alessandro Quasimodo, son of Salvatore Quasimodo, Nobel Prize of literature, who read a poem from her book, titled "Sentimento"; the interview was conduced by Caterina Aletti, journalist. Her poems are found in literary anthologies of National and International Competitions:-"Premio Europa Cultura 1988" for the singularity and expressive particularity of her poems, with official godmother of the event Nicoletta Orsomando television announcer of RAI TV. Anthology of The 3rd  International Literary Prize "Maria Cumani Quasimodo" poetess and dancer, wife of the Nobel Prize winner S. Quasimodo, with the poem "Dòmino", preface by Alessandro Quasimodo. Anthology of the 5th  and 6th International Prize Salvatore Quasimodo with the poem "Risurrezione" and “Ricamo del destino”. Antologhy 20th International Poetry Competition Habere Artem, with the poem "Pazzi d'amore", preface by Cosimo Damiano Damato, Italian playwright, screenwriter and director. Cultural Initiative with 4 poems selected by the publishing house Aletti: “Alessandro Quasimodo reads Iolanda Leotta” and "Alessandro Quasimodo reads Contemporary Italian Poets" published on Youtube with the video poem "Solitudine”;  “La Fortuna”; “Fantasmi”; “L’Inganno”; “La Libertà”. She’s got “Diploma of merit” to CET School authors of Mogol, lyricist and record producer. Masterclasses with F. Gazzè, author; G. Anastasi, singer and songwriter; D. Rondoni, playwright; Mogol, lirycist and record producer. Recentely, she was published in “Lothlorien Poetry Journal”; “The Writers and Readers Magazine”; “Pine Cone Review”; “The Quiver Review”; “OPA Anthology”; “Lipi Magazine”; Litterateur Rw.

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Twitter: @dottoressaJole

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