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In Carla Scarano D’Antonio’s poetry memories bide their time behind traditional family recipes. The vision conveyed in the poems offers a comprehensive view that includes joy and failure, worries and wonders, and memories of an ancestral past. Life is experienced in everyday quality evoked in a personal dimension of vital images. The sounds and rhythms coalesce in a final inclusive perspective that asserts confidence in an always renewable future.

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You can download or read on-line my pamphlet, A Winding Road, or order the hardcopy, contacting me by email.

I am an Italian teacher; poet; short story writer and painter. I live in Chobham and teach as a tutor in the Surrey area. I also contribute as an Editor at Large to The Blue Nib magazine and as a reviewer for London Grip, Write Out Loud, South, The High Window, Woking Writers Circle website and The Temz review. I read my work at Poetry events around the country. I attend the Woking Stanza group and Woking Writers Circle as well as being a member of Woking Art Society, the Poetry Society and of Second Light Network for women poets.

My inspiration, both in writing and in painting, comes from where I live, what I do and the people I meet. It can be a view of English landscape, flowers on a wall, working in my back garden, or an encounter. I am also very much inspired by travels, exhibitions and memories. I think most of my work is a revisited memory of what I saw and experienced in the recent or distant past.

You can browse in the links and find out more about me and my work by reading my blog, my pamphlet, and looking at my paintings and family photos.


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I post a short article every two weeks during the weekend, except on holidays. My articles are Italian or Anglo-Italian recipes I personally develop at home, journals of my travels around England, Italy and other parts of Europe, family stories, Italian traditions and opinions on what is going on in our wonderful world.

I have published work in Shipwrights (an online Swedish Review), Purple Patch, First Edition magazine, Northern Life, audio Flax Anthologies: Vanishing Act (Flax 020), Flash Mob (Flax 026), Cake, South, London Grip, The Blue Nib, Poetry News, Lighthouse, The Blue Nib, Freefall magazine, The Temz review, Ink Sweat and Tears, Dempsey and Windle anthologies and the Beautiful Dragons anthologies.

I self-published my poetry pamphlet A Winding Road.

I also write the blog carlascarano.blogspot.co.uk/ where I publish recipes, my art work, travel journals and opinions.

I am currently working on a PhD on Margaret Atwood's work at the University of Reading.

I am on Facebook: Carla Scarano (UK), and on Twitter: @scaranocarla62


  • Degree of Master of Arts in Creative Writing with Merit, October 2012, Lancaster University
  • QTS obtained 17th may 2007
  • “La Sapienza" Degree in Italian Language, Literature and Art (Summa Cum Laude), University of Rome, 1995
  • “La Sapienza" Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature (English, second language French), Summa Cum Laude, University of Rome, 1986


  • First Prize: John Dryden Translation Competition 2016. The prize was awarded for translation of some poems by Eugenio Montale that Keith Lander and I co-translated.


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