DAVIDE RONDONI is a poet and writer. Author of poetry collections that have retained the attention of critics, he is present in the most important anthologies of Italian poetry of second part of twentieth century. His poems have been published in many foreign countries. Has wrote many volumes of prose and essays dedicated to literature. He founded and directed the Center of Contemporary Poetry at the University of Bologna, has teached poetry and literature in several Italian universities and at the US Columbia and Yale University.He has also an actuve journalistic activity: he founded and directs the magazine "clanDestino", he writes for newspaper "Avvenire" and presents "Antivirus", a program of poetry on TV2000 television.