Carla Scarano D'Antonio was born in Italy but is now British by nationality. She remains Italian at heart, if only by virtue of her love of cooking and of family. In 'Negotiating Caponata', her first collection of poems, she tells of family loves and losses, with food as a metaphor in the telling.
Find out more about Carla's work on her website, here: www.carlascaranod.co.uk
'An Italian heritage and emotional restraint are perfectly blended in Carla Scarano D’Antonio’s poetry. Food serves as a natural and effective symbol in her poems, which are engaging, sustaining and finely-judged.'
— Dawn Wood
'From caponata to carbonara, these poems are rich with a Mediterranean sensibility; a number of them are about the symbolic importance, sensuality, and comfort of food. The observation is precise; the words are selected and measured with care. Family history, a father’s final days, a mother and her cyclamens, and an acute assessment of the seasons all contribute to this simmering assimilation, to savour and enjoy.'
— Greg Freeman (contributor & past editor at Write Out Loud)
'Negotiating Caponata' by Carla Scarano D'Antonio
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published on July 1st 2020
Paperback, 14.8 x 21,0 cm