Eleonora Fisco (Italy)

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Eleonora Fisco (1997) is a Sicilian poet and performer. Apart from performing in poetry shows and slams all over Italy, she is a researcher, a teacher and event organizer.

She has been a national finalist in the Italian poetry slam championship twice in 2019 and 2022. As well as performing with Italian and international authors, she has collaborated at many festivals. Her artistic research concentrates on a generational, family and feminist reflection. In particular, she wrote about her Sicilian roots, bodies, female education and the possibility to transform acts of rebellion in spaces of freedom. Leader of poetry workshops both for adults and students for many years, she’s also a member of the LIPS (Italian poetry slam league) board and vice-coordinator for the U20 Italian poetry slam championship.

Eleonora graduated in 2020 in Modern Philology presenting a thesis about the aesthetic response in Italian poetry slams, that was published by Mille Gru in collaboration with LIPS. Now, she’s studying poetry slam, spoken word and spoken music in her PhD program at the University of L’Aquila.