Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro is pleased to welcome the presentation of Leonardo Ceccucci's collection of poems entitled Ulivo migratore at Palazzo Vendramin Grimani on Tuesday 6 September at 6 pm.
Leonardo Ceccucci, an under-30s poet of Umbrian origin and resident in Venice, will dialogue with Olivier Bivort, professor of French literature at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice, on the occasion of the presentation of his first collection of poems entitled Ulivo migatore published by Bertoni Editore.
Following an initial presentation, the author will recite selected pieces.
The title Ulivo migratore plays on the paradox of the walking plant that materialises a tension we all experience: the need to run away from home to discover the world on the one hand; the need to sink roots into stable ground on the other. The human being has no legs, but roots with shoes. With each step we are nourished by a different soil, and the olives that are born are the fruit of different experiences and relationships for each one, communicable to all. From his experience, Ceccucci haa drawn the oil of this book, which will only become nourishment when the reader pours it on his slice of bread.
The journey is the red thread that holds the collection together. Each place is a musical variation on a constant theme. First of all, the relationship between theatre and writing. "Writing is solitude, theatre is life," says Daniel Pennac. The metaphor of the walking olive tree can be declined in the sense of loneliness (isolating oneself from the world in order to put down roots in one's inner world; embarking on a solitary journey of self-discovery), but also of communal life (the beauty of the journey is in the encounters; putting down roots is necessary to deepen friendships and loves). Isolation and community seem opposites, but they are in constant dialogue.
Leonardo Ceccucci, born in 1996, is Umbrian by birth and a vagabond by vocation. Raised in the quaint city of Spello, during his high school years he pursued his passion for the violin and theatre, two arts that influence his writing. He currently resides in Venice, where he specialised in French literature. Ulivo migratore, his first collection, brings together poems written from 2017 to 2019.