cropped-LOGO-TONDO.png

Hypercritic Poethon 2021

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email

Hypercritic celebrated World Poetry Day, on March 21, 2021, with a reading marathon from the works of 88 women poets, from both past and present.

Why 88?

The number is arbitrary yet symbolic: The International Astronomical Union estimates there are 88 constellations, similar to the number of keys on a piano, and like the infinity symbol. In the week ending March 21, Hypercritic has created a digital firmament of women poets who have helped transform the world in a more egalitarian direction by their examples and by their words.

Our magazine has become the voice for the dream of Cristina Campo, who in the 1950s planned a collection – never realized – of 80 poems written by women. And so, we’re adopting her idea to celebrate women in the way we know best: by spreading the art and beauty of their words. 

A celebration of women

We’re hoping that in a way we can perhaps symbolically rebalance some of today’s news that we see and hear around us, of women ending up in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons. Their lack of representation in government and politics, the numbers of women losing their jobs due to the pandemic, the appalling number of women who have been victims of femicide. Hypercritic wants to react to violence with beauty, telling the stories and narrating the words of women who have struggled to express themselves in this world.

Amanda Gorman is the young American poet who demonstrated that words can be a unifying tool. She read out her words at the inauguration ceremony of U.S President Joe Biden, with her poem The Hill We Climb, a paean to help heal America’s wounds. Along with the words of Wisława Szymborska, Louise Glück, Emily Dickinson, and many others, Gorman’s poems were a part of the Hypercritic Poethon 2021.

#88poetstochangetheworld 

The poetry marathon started on Monday, March 15: during that week, on our social media pages (Facebook e Instagram), Hypercritic authors and readers worldwide shared poems all week long. 

Among the readers who gave voice to the 88 women poets were Nicola Lagioia with a poem by Amelia Rossetti, and the director of the Egyptian Museum of Turin Christian Greco, who read verses in hieroglyphic celebrating the female figure.
Other readers were Beatrice Venezi (Margaret Atwood), Giovanni Caccamo (Alda Merini), Emiliano Poddi (Wisława Szymborska), Antonella Lattanzi (Patrizia Cavalli), Tania Cagnootto (Emily Dickinson), Federica Manzon, Serena Danna, Maurina Capuano, Ezio Mauro, David Frati, Mario De Santis, Ilaria Gaspari, Andrea Tarabbia (Anna Achmatova), Nicola Campogrande, Giulia Caminito, Piergiorgio Odifreddi, Camilla Ronzullo, Paolo Maria Noseda (Patti Smith) and, at the end of the poetry marathon, Alessandro Baricco who read Sappho in ancient Greek. 

88 women Poets, 40 Countries, 23 languages

Sunday, March 21, was the highlight of Hypercritic Poethon 2021: friends and followers shared a heartfelt poem, in the form of a reading, accompanied by an image or simply by publishing only the text, adding the hashtag #postapoem, and tagging Hypercritic.


You can enjoy the whole #HypercriticPoethon2021 on Youtube and Instagram

NO.
1
FINISH
2
3
4
BONUS TRACK!
5
6
7
8
BONUS TRACK!
BONUS TRACK!
BONUS TRACK!
BONUS TRACK!
9
BONUS TRACK!
BONUS TRACK!
BONUS TRACK!
BONUS TRACK!
10
11
12
13
BONUS TRACK!
14
15
16
17
18
19
BONUS TRACK!
20
BONUS TRACK!
BONUS TRACK!
BONUS TRACK!
21
BONUS TRACK!
22
BONUS TRACK!
23
START
BONUS TRACK!
BONUS TRACK!
BONUS TRACK!
24
25
BONUS TRACK!
26
27
28
29
30
31
BONUS TRACK!
BONUS TRACK!
32
33
34
35
BONUS TRACK!
BONUS TRACK!
BONUS TRACK!
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
BONUS TRACK!
BONUS TRACK!
BONUS TRACK!
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
BONUS TRACK!
77
BONUS TRACK!
78
79
80
81
82
83
BONUS TRACK!
84
BONUS TRACK!
85
86
87
88
BONUS TRACK!

POETESSA
Saffo
Saffo
Cristina Campo
Florbela Espanca
Cécile Sauvage
Cécile Sauvage
Stacey-Ann Chin
Carmen Yáñez
Rupi Kaur
Wisława Szymborska
Wislawa Szymborska
Wislawa Szymborska
Wislawa Szymborska
Wislawa Szymborska
Patrizia Cavalli
Patrizia Cavalli
Patrizia Cavalli
Patrizia Cavalli
Patrizia Cavalli
Judith Wright
Sei Shonagōn
Joumana Haddad
Anne Sexton
Anne Sexton
Lalla Romano
Mary O’ Malley
Maningning Miclat
Ada Salas
Sibilla Aleramo
Maria Luisa Spaziani
Maria Luisa Spaziani
Alda Merini
Alda Merini
Alda Merini
Alda Merini
Alfonsina Storni
Alfonsina Storni
Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver
Amelia Rosselli
Amelia Rosselli
Amelia Rosselli
Amelia Rosselli
Amelia Rosselli
Ana Blandiana
Rosalía de Castro
Rosalía De Castro
Ingeborg Bachmann
Juana Ines de la Cruz
Nandini Sahu
Elvira Sastre
Rosabetty Muñoz
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Vona Groarke
Alejandra Pizarnik
Antonia Pozzi
Anna Achmatova
Anna Achmatova
Anna Achmatova
Anna Achmatova
Delmira Agustini
Edith Tiempo
Elsa Morante
Sally Wen Mao
Christina Rossetti
Giulia Martini
Nabila Al-Zubeer
Natalia Ginzburg
Mariangela Gualtieri
Mariangela Gualtieri
Mariangela Gualtieri
Mariangela Gualtieri
Hanny Michaelis
Antjie Krog
Vita Sackville-West
Gioconda Belli
Giovanna Cristina Vivinetto
Inger Christensen
Desanka Maksimovic
Louise Glück
Ilze Butkute
Carol Ann Duffy
Marguerite Yourcenar
Carmen Boullosa
Elizabeth Bishop
Chandra Livia Candiani
Saida Menebhi
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
Edith Södergran
Yasar Nezihe
Emily Brontë
Gabriela Mistral
Maame Afia Konadu Sarpong
Dunya Mikhail
Anne Carson
Luciana Stoicescu-Vaughan
Elizabeth Browning
Arundhathi Subramaniam
Stella Nyanzi
Fadwa Tuqan
Katerina Gogou
Nelly Sachs
Blaga Dimitrova
Eeva Kilpi
Eeva Kilpi
Misumi Mizuki
Misumi Mizuki
Xi Murong
Sulpicia
Li Qingzhao — 李清照
Parvin E’tesami
Mary Ruefle
Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plath
Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
Amanda Gorman
Cleo Wade
Patti Smith
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson

POESIA
Fr. 16 Voigt
Fr. 114 Voigt
Devota come un ramo
Ser poeta
Le bonheur est mélancholique
Te voilà mon petit amant
If only out of vanity
Fugas
Mountains
Wszelki wypadek
Ritratto di Donna
Pi greco
Il gatto in un appartamento
Qualche parola sull’anima
Se ora tu bussassi
Il cuore non è mai al sicuro
è tutto così semplice
Questa sfusa felicità che assale
A chi parlo quando parlo da sola
Naked girl and mirror
From The Pillow Book
Blue tree
Wanting to Die
Her Kind
La Bocca Arida
The portrait
Laughter
Hay libros
Son tanto brava
30 giugno
Come una cattedrale
Superba è la notte
Sei bella
Il gobbo
Lasciando adesso che le vene crescano
Vamos hacia los árboles
Dos palabras
Wild Geese
Whispers
I fiori vengono in dono e poi si dilatano
Se dalla bocca degli arcangioli cadevano parole amare
Fluisce tra me e te un chiarore
Mio angelo, io non seppi mai
Se dalle tue protese braccia
Dans în ploaie
Soledad
Candente está la atmósfera
Alle tage
Hombres Necios
Loving stranger
Si te marchas
Expuesta
O think not I am faithful to a vow
Not in a silver casket cool with pearls
Dirge Without Music
Away
La noche
Confidare
I Wrung My Hands
When we shared, cursing one another
Voronezh
La mia era poderosa
Mi musa triste
Bonsai
Amuleto
The belladonna of sadness
A Daughter of Eve
tratta da Coppie Minime
Oblio
Memoria
9 marzo 2020
Quando voglio pregare vado alla piscina comunale
Bambina Mia
Ringraziare il desiderio
Liefde weggerold (Love rolled away)
Morning tea
Days I enjoy
Consejos para una mujer forte
Sono una madre atipica
Efter den første morgen
Anticipation
A myth of devotion
Spalio naktį
The woman in the moon
Corpo, facchino dell’anima
Acha
One art
La bambina pugile
Le vent de mon pays
O mar dos meus olhos
När natten kommer
1 Mayıs
No Coward Soul
El amor que calla
I don’t ever want to get married
Ringraziamento
Short talk on Homo Sapiens
Numai duminica
How do I love thee
When landscape becomes woman
Free captives
Nothing Remains
Tha’rthei Kairos (The Time Will Come)
Chor der Waisen
Ars Poetica
Nukkumaan käydessä ajattelen:
Kun lapsenlapset syntyvät
新世界
Se domani il mondo
颗开花的树
III.18, 1-6
Slow slow tune —- 聲聲慢
The Drunk and Sober
Broken Spoke
I am vertical
Limite
Caged Bird
Still I rise
In this place (An American Lyric)
Don’t be the reason
People Have the Power
I stepped from plank to plank
Water is taught by thirst

READER
Daniele De Cicco
Alessandro Baricco
Alessandro Avataneo
Inês Monteiro
Cecilia Bernardini
Ilaria Gaspari
Bouchra El Karouiti
Annapaola Carbonatto
Friso Wiersum
Agata Czerner
Eleonora Sottili
Piergiorgio Odifreddi
Emiliano Poddi
Nicola Campogrande
Chiara Valerio
Agnese Mosconi
Antonella Lattanzi
Francesca Angeleri
Chiara Tagliaferri
Martina Minto
Giuseppe Gervasio
Cristina Danini
Irene Rubino
Simone Regazzoni
Martina Vianovi
Eva Ward
Gale Osorio
Olimpia Pont Chàfer
Marina Longo
Raffaele Riba
Rosanna Grano
Caccamo
Erica Cattoretti
Simona Bisconti
gipeto
Carolina Gomez
Simone Beretta
Mabel Redaelli
Skye Kuppig
Cristina Parenti
Nicola Lagioia
Mauretta Capuano
Barbara Tolusso
Mario De Santis
Mihaela Mihailescu
Viviana
Edurne Miravete Bajén
Caterina Boccalatte
Antonio Perazzo
Margherita Pescarin
Matilde Castagnone
Mercedes Fernandez
Giulia Miserocchi
Alessandro Colombo
Stefano Arlaud
Elisa Di Pasquale
Elena Traina
Sofia Fiorini
Laura Chiado
Flavia Di Mauro
Andrea Tarabbia
Ezio Mauro
Margherita Paglionico
Mariangela Partipilo
Marta Barattia
Elena Traina
Mario Canosa
Silvia Cannarsa
Alesandro Avataneo
Giulia Caminito
Mario Brunello
Selene Baiano
Ginevra Fenyes
Tlon
Christine Bax
Susanna Terenzi
Simone Barbieri
Carmen De Nisi
Camilla Adelaide Sguazzotti
Valeria Richter
Neda Tovic
Giorgia Ester Serra
Ryte Hatlebrekke
Julia Wheen
Franco Fusco
Jordi Ferrer
Anita Colombo
Sara Benedetti
Jonathan Arnould
Teresa Buinho
Kristina Pålsson
Murat Cinar
Letizia Girasoli
Silvia Muci
Ying Hong
Alessandro Avataneo
Silvia Merciadri
Carmen Daniela Mihăilescu
Myriam Macrì
Emanuele Dughera
Mmabatho
Souad Maddahi
Phaedra Vokali
Giulia Dickmans
Snezhana Petrova
Susanna Bjorklund
Minna Kasikas
Ru Kuwahata
Alessandra e Costanza Coletta
Clauda Iacca
Daniele De Cicco
Amy Lim
Aliyeh Sharifi Tabrizi
Martino Gozzi
Savina Neirotti
Federico Favot
Francesca Sodano
Mabel Redaelli
Skye Kuppig
Massimo Bottura
Paolo Maria Noseda
Alessandro Avataneo
Tania Cagnotto