Each week for twelve consecutive weeks, I am uploading a soundscape poem on my Soundcloud page as part of a special series “Bound: for Amelia Rosselli” I created to mark time in lockdown.

“Bound: for Amelia Rosselli” is an homage to Amelia Rosselli, a trilingual poet and one of the most important Italian poets of the twentieth century. Rosselli was an exile and a poet of mixed heritage: Italian father and English mother. She was born in Paris in 1930; at the age of seven she lost her father who was prosecuted and murdered by the Mussolini’s regime. Her English mother was a political activist and her grandmother a Venetian Jewish feminist, playwright and translator. In her trilingual work Diary in Three tongues (1955-1956), Rosselli “employs textual strategies which convey the fragmentation and restructuring of language, where her traumatic experience resides as a wound inflicted on the symbolic order” (Pina Antinucci, 2015).  Rosselli who moved constantly between languages (Italian, English and French), territories and cultures was also an educated musicologist with an acute sense for prosody and rhythm in poetic language. Sadly, Rosselli died in Rome in 1996 after having committed suicide. She has been and continues to be an important inspiration for my own multilingual writing practice.

Sunday 12 April, Week 1: “Shadows” is written and read by: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music and sound production by: Gary Bromham
(Published in Lucent Dreaming)

Sunday 19 April, Week 2: “The fury of Achelous” written and read by: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music and sound production by: Gary Brougham

Sunday 26 April, Week 3: “Disappearance of a dream” written and read by:Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music by: Alan Chamberlain
Sound production by: Gary Bromham

Sunday 3 May, Week 4: “The sum of your desires” written and read by: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music by: Alo Allik
Sound production by: Gary Bromham

Sunday 10 May, Week 5: “As if” written and read by: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music by: Alo Allik
Sound production by: Gary Bromham

Sunday 17 May, Week 6: “For Amelia Rosselli” written and read by: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music by: Alan Chamberlain
Sound production: Gary Bromham
(Published in Molly Bloom)

Sunday 24 May, Week 7: “L’étrangère/Stranger” written and read by: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music by: Alan Chamberlain
Sound production: Gary Bromham
(Published in French Review)

Sunday 31 May, Week 8: “Sonic” written and read by: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music by: Alan Chamberlain
Sound production: Gary Bromham

Sunday 7 June, Week 9: “from Heart monologues 9.” written and read by: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music and sound production: Gary Bromham

Sunday 14 June, Week 10: ‘More than this
(Published in Pamenar Press)

Sunday 21 June, Week 11: “Perils / Opasnosti

Sunday 28 June, Week 12: “In Nevers

Sunday 5 July, Bonus track: “The sense of place

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