translated by Anthony Molino
"To listen with one's eyes:
such is the miracle of reading.
When you can't sense the voice
what's written still reaches you.
You'll learn, Kaspar."
"But Franz, talk
Paolo Febbraro was born in Rome, Italy, in 1965. He is the author of The Diary of Kaspar Hauser (Negative Capability Press, 2017), which was translated by Anthony Molino and received the 2018 Raiziss/de Palchi Book Prize. He is also the author of Fuori per l’inverno (Nottetempo, 2014), Il bene material. Poesie 1992–2007 (Scheiwiller, 2008), and Il secondo fine (Marcos y Marcos, 1999). Febbraro is also the author of several works of prose, including a collection of short stories.