Laura Accerboni

Laura Accerboni was born in Genova and lives in the Italian speakng part of Switzerland. She is a poet and photographer, as well as the editor of the literary journal Steve.  Her debut collection Attorno a ciò che non è stato (‘Around that which she was not’) appeared in 2010 to critical acclaim and was lauded with a number of prizes. Her second collection was published in 2015.

Laura Accerboni's appearance at StAnza is supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

Events

Border Crossings »

Reading: Laura Accerboni, Kathrine Sowerby

Sat 9 March | 14:15 - 15:15 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Undercroft, St John's House, South Street

Collective Poetry Reading »

Join us for a moment of solidarity in our collective reading

Sat 9 March | 19:15 - 19:30 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

Poem

Yesterday the tallest boy
put a stone
between his teeth
and began to chew.
He showed
his mother
what a mouth can do
when pushed to extremes
and that a ransacked home
is only a ransacked home.
Yesterday all the tallest boys
made their enemies starve
and quickly gathered up their toys.
They showed their mothers
the order
and discipline of the dead.
Then they ran
to wash their hands
and listen
to the news
in the form of lullabies.

 

Laura Accerboni, tr. George Tatge