“When I was born my mother / He made a very ancient gift. / The gift soothsayer Tiresias: / changing sex once in a lifetime”.
They read verses like these in book which it is presented in clamp as "Revelation of the year", The first edition sold out in a month and at the top of the sales charts of poetry.
The Diary of a transition, from the body of flesh and blood to the body language of the text as written "La Stampa" which defeated the taboos, and wants to silence the retrograde right-thinking not on their land vulgar virulence but with the life-giving power of the poetic word.
Dacia Maraini, which is part of the Jury of the Prize "Città di Como", last year wrote the preface to the volume of poems “minimal pain” edited by spacing of Novara in the series directed by Franco Buffoni, the touching novel in verse of transgender young poet Joan Cristina Vivinetto.
A book that has sparked controversy by the more hardline conservatives, and received insults on Facebook, but fortunately also opened a debate on the role of literature in society, on strong themes, and that feared confined in the attic as a commitment, solidarity, sharing.
The result is a case that the author wisely does not feed lending to sterile controversy, preferring to turn Italy to present his book to the community of lovers of poetry and writing obtaining flattering plaudits.
Because first of all, this is his book, a witness of life but through word, fruit as writes the Maraini "Hard to be a mother herself", diary of a radical renewal and that noble mothers like Virginia Woolf and Amelia Rosselli.
Not a "J'accuse" to Zola, not a sneer, not a subversive act as already there were (we think the story of the Como Mario Mieli that Marsilio publish The Gay critical. Political and sexual liberation in the seventies. Writings (1972 – 1983).
Here we are inside the perimeter of a laboratory that breaks taboos by force release, energetic and sweet at the same time poetry.
"His continued being and not being that body, see themselves becoming gradually another person, joy, the surprise and even the emptiness of that new birth, Giovanna Cristina Vivinetto not tell us with the fast-paced and fascinating of his sore poetic language " He wrote Dacia Maraini.
And in an interview said Vivinetto: “The beneficial germ that inspires poetry is poetry itself. When I started writing the poems that would later converged in minimal pain, indeed, I had imprinted, in the hearts and minds, the suggestions arising from the reading of complete works of Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska (The joy of writing, Adelphi), Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996. Particularly, He was struck by her extraordinary poetic ability to touch very deep issues with a disarming lightness. I understood that the magnitude of Szymborska lived right in the know get to all, arousing a deep reflection, starting from a given newspaper, however trivial. My bet has been wanting to make a poem he left as a personal data (transsexuality) and, through the versification, be able to make it accessible to all.”