Alessio Zanelli

Alessio Zanelli

Shortly about Alessio Zanelli

Alessio Zanelli was born in 1963 in Cremona, northern Italy, where he still lives and works as a wealth consultant and patrimony manager. He has been writing English poetry since the early eighties and his work has appeared in numerous literary magazines from 16 countries. His fifth original collection, titled The Secret Of Archery, was published in 2019 by Greenwich Exchange Publishing (London).

Alessio Zanelli is member of a rare set of poets who don’t write in their native language. At its best, English is not any easy language for those not born into it to master, but Zanelli has succeeded, even to a level where he handles the idiosyncrasies of the language as naturally and expertly as its native speakers. He writes with a lucidity and a sensitivity to people and the natural world that inevitably draw the reader in to a second and third readings as compared with merely one. Zanelli is a poet whose work is worth looking for and indicates a committed writer in full stride and with a future of note ahead of him.

ALISTAIR PATERSON – former Editor of Poetry New Zealand