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#WeAreWithItaly // Billy Ramsell



#WeAreWithItaly // Billy Ramsell

Billy Ramsell's poetic contribution to #WeAreWithItaly:

Secure Server
from The Architect's Dream of Winter (2013), reproduced by kind permission of Dedalus Press

Surface. Cleanse yourself. Dress.
Before stepping into the rush
hour traffic sit back.
Connect yourself via the ports
in your face to the system as your room
in this grudge-stubborn town
(this town where winter is minted
and exported grudgingly south)
disappears and the images arc
through your tired synapses.
All imaging processes normal.
You have done this before. Relax.

Server protetto
from Il sogno d’inverno dell’architetto (2018), reproduced by kind permission of l’Arcolaio, trans. by Lorenzo Mari

Àlzati. Purìficati. Vèstiti.
Prima di buttarti negli ingorghi
del traffico all’ora di punta distènditi.
Connetti te stesso attraverso le porte
nella tua faccia al sistema mentre la tua stanza
in questa città cocciuta di livore
(questa città dove l’inverno è alla menta
e con livore lo si esporta verso sud)
scompare e le immagini s’inarcano
attraverso le tue stanche sinapsi.
Regolari tutti i processi di elaborazione delle immagini.
L’hai già fatto in passato. Rilàssati.


Billy Ramsell was born in Cork in 1977. His most recent collection, The Architect’s Dream of Winter, was published by the Dedalus Press in 2013. It was shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and was recently published in Italian translation. He has been invited to read his work at many festivals and literary events around the world. He lives in Cork where he co-runs an educational publishing company.


Date: Da Sunday, March 01, 2020 a Thursday, April 30, 2020

Admission : Free