Alessio Zanelli


Cremona - Italy

Author's Bio

Alessio Zanelli is an Italian poet who writes in English and whose work has appeared in some 200 literary journals from 17 countries including, in the USA: Artemis, California Quarterly, The Caribbean Writer, Chiron Review, The Clarion Review, The Comstock Review, Concho River Review, Eclectica, Hawai'i Pacific Review, The Heartland Review, Italian Americana, Italian Poetry Review, Lit Magazine, The Lyric, Main Street Rag, Neologism Poetry JournalNorth Dakota QuarterlyPacific Review, Poetica Magazine, Potomac Review, San Pedro River Review, Sanskrit, Santa Clara Review, Sierra Nevada Review, Slant, Tipton Poetry Journal, The Worcester Review and World Literature Today, among many others.
His fifth original collection, titled The Secret Of Archery, was published in 2019 by Greenwich Exchange (London), whereas a poetry chapbook, titled Amalgam, was published by Cyberwit (India) in 2021.
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Publications & Prizes

The Secret Of Archery (Greenwich Exchange, 2019)
Over Misty Plains (Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2012)
Straight Astray (Troubadour, 2005)
Small Press Verse & Poeticonjectures (Xlibris, 2003)
Loose Sheets (Minerva Press, 2000)
Amalgam (, 2021)
Prizes won: 

His poem Dreamskimmer was highly commended by former UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy at the 2007 Poetry On The Lake Competition & Festival, Orta, Italy.

His third collection Straight Astray (Troubador, UK, 2005) received an honorable mention at the 2008 London Book Festival.

His poem At A Loss was a winner of the Spring 2010 Member's Poems Competition of the Poetry Society (UK), judged by Penelope Shuttle. 

His flash fiction piece The Rag was nominated for the 2021 Pushcart Prize by Nunum magazine (Canada).

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Emily Dickinson, William Carlos Williams, Seamus Heaney, Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage
What I'm reading now: 
Devotions by Mary Oliver

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English, Italian
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Last update: Apr 27, 2022