Viviana Fiorentino is Italian and lives in Belfast where she teaches Italian. An award-winning poet in Italy, her poems, short stories and translations have appeared in international literature magazines (i.e. Nazione Indiana, FourXFour NI, Poethead, The Blue Nib, Paris Lit Up, Honest Ulsterman, Mantis - journal of the Stanford University, The Trumpet 9, Abridged). In 2019, her poems appeared in the anthology ‘Writing Home’ (Dedalus Press); in 2021, in the anthology ‘Days of Clear Light’ (Salmon Poetry). In Italy, she published a poetry collection (Controluna Press), in anthology (Arcipelago Itaca Edizioni) and a novel (Transeuropa Publishing House). She co-founded two activist poetry initiatives (Sky, You Are Too Big and Letters With Wings. She is on the editorial board of Le Ortique, a blog that rediscovers forgotten women artists. Since January 2020, she facilitates creative writing workshops for cultural minorities (SAME/DIFFERENCE, Quotidian Word of the Street Limited). She has been involved in many different festivals, poetry readings and projects (i.e. International Literature Festival Berlin, Bray Lit Festival, Imagine Festival of Ideas and Politics, festivals in the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin, Hillsborough Festival of Literature and Ideas 2019, LabeLLit 2018-19). She is a recipient of two SIAP grants (2019 and 2020) from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.