Artist’s CV of Arturo Desimone
The Conversation of Angels, short story I wrote in 2002, can be seen in the Apeiron Review Issue #1
The issue is available in pdf on the website, The Conversation of Angels begins on page 42
Poems in Wordgathering online journal:
Political essay Arab Rites of Spring http://www.unlikelystories.org/12/desimone1112.shtml
Awards so far: 2011 with a submission of scenes from my stage-play Tattoo Moon won the prize for theater writing in the El Hizjra Literatuurprijs literary contest in the Netherlands. ( El Hizjra is a literary contest mostly for young immigrant and foreign writers who live in the Netherlands. I am the first to win with a piece in the English language.)
Translations of my poem into Dutch by Dutch pianist, conductor and writer Maria Thijssen are appearing in EX PONTO magazine as we speak. U kunt ze hier lezen:
Poem ‘WAS IT YOU’ in The Brown Critique, July Issue 2011
MARCH issue, DIDO AND AENEAS accompanied by drawings.
September issue, FLOWERS BY TOPETH IN TUNIS
The Brown Critique, formerly also a print journal is a literary quarterly based in India.
Poem Women Activist’s in Tunisia, at the blog A Tunisian Girl
poem LIKE A WARRIOR DE MAN SAID in the March issue of Small Axe Salon, the literary section of the Small Axe magazine of Caribbean Cultural Criticism
Exhibitions of my Drawings (visual art)
Forthcoming is a diptych drawing I made illustrating an article on Shakespeare Studies by the scholar Bryan Reynolds in the next issue of Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies, it hits academic English libraries in 2014
I contributed a drawing to this group exhibition in Krakow and book Index Errorum, editor/curator Kasia Wojdyla, book launch exhibition at AS Fundaja in Krakov :
First exhibit in an Amsterdam cultural center Dec-3 until February 17 2012 , www.mezrab.nl:
2011 Trinidad and Tobago Erotic Art Week 2011 , I contributed drawings and video-recordings of myself reciting poetry, the Erotic Art Week is curated
by Trinidadian dancer Dave Williams
A Rebel’s Diary: The Egyptian nude blogger Aliaah Maghda Elmahdy posted two drawings I made of her famous naked photo on the blog.
You can see them here:
A saying once quoted by Iraqi poet and singer Kathem El Saher goes: in the Arab world books were written in Egypt, printed in Lebanon and read in Iraq. These drawings were blogged from near Cairo.
MAY in May 2012 a drawing I made to accompany an essay by literary theorist Bryan Reynolds will appear in Journal of Deleuze Studies (link where to obtain the journal
I contributed drawings and poetry to this book from India, 8teen: anthology of the best of 18 years of Brown Critique Literary Quarterly of New Delhi http://thebrowncritique.blogspot.in/p/g.html
September 7 – October 7, 2012: EXHIBITION PARIS, ARTURO DESIMONE AND MANUELA CENTRONE
click below to download the flyer and review by a French art- journalist on my exhibition with Manuela (EN FRANCAIS/IN FRENCH)::MAIN MAIN DP AZUL and SONGS OF DANGEROUS LOVE (4) (1) (1)
Journalism and drawings:
An article interview I wrote with a young Tunisian student demonstrator, is in Issue 2: David and Goliath of the magazine Arseh Sevom The Civil Society Zine, a journal for activists, often related to issues of Iranian dissent. You can read it online here: http://www.arsehsevom.net/zine/?p=130
For the main page of Civil Society Zine online : http://www.arsehsevom.net/zine
The article has also been translated into Persian (Farsi)
INTERVIEW: You can read my interview with music conductor and pianist Maria Segura Thijssen in the March 2012 issue of the Kapralova Society Journal of Women in Music, on page 11.