Patrizia Cavalli (1947-2022) was the author of the poetry collections Le mie poesie non cambieranno il mondo (1974), Il cielo (1981), Poesie (1992), Sempre aperto teatro (1999), Pigre divinità e pigra sorte (2006), Tre risvegli (2013), Datura (2013), and of the poems La Guardiana (2005) and La patria (2011). Her works have won many awards, including Viareggio Repaci, Pasolini, Dessì, Lerici Pea, De Sanctis and Monselice. She wrote radio plays for Italian public radio Rai and translated Shakespeare (The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello), Wilde (Salome), Molière (Amphitryon), and La tragédie de Carmen by Peter Brook. In 2012, Cavalli published Flighty Matters, a bilingual poetry collection about fashion, and Al cuore fa bene far le scale, a book and CD album with Diana Tejera. Her latest poetry collection is Vita meravigliosa (2020). Her poems have been translated into many languages, including French, English, Spanish, and German. In 2016, she was awarded the McKim Medal by the American Academy in Rome. In 2017 she received the Premio letterario internazionale Carlo Betocchi-Città di Firenze and the Premio Feltrinelli for poetry. Con passi giapponesi (2019) is her only prose collection.