Wallis Wilde-Menozzi




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Wallis Wilde-Menozzi

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There were seasons always—white and more white giving way to tender green and there were stories of different generations. I grew up in Wisconsin amid stability and quiet natural beauty. After graduating from the University of Michigan, I lived in Oxford, England, New York City, London, Rome, Palo Alto, California and finally, Parma, Italy. Willed or not, my Midwestern accent has never been replaced, even by learning other languages.

The decades I have lived in Italy brought me to the door of different ways of seeing. I knocked, not without trepidation, and have never gotten through half of the rooms. I write about our times in poetry, essays, memoir, nonfiction, and fiction.

I teach in Europe and the U.S., lecture widely, and am a founding m
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Wallis Wilde-Menozzi I published two books at the same time. One is a novel, one is a type of memoir and meditation. Both books were inspired by my life in Italy, where I…moreI published two books at the same time. One is a novel, one is a type of memoir and meditation. Both books were inspired by my life in Italy, where I live outside of the language that I write in. Living in Italy, my sense of otherness has deepened, and I am interested in bringing this point of view to the page, suggesting new angles through which we can see our present world. (less)
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