Vanni Bianconi was born in Locarno (Switzerland) in 1977 and now lives in London. He published four poetry collections in Italian and one prose book in English, London as a Second Language. His poems have been translated into various languages and he’s been awarded prizes both as poet and translator. He’s the founder and artistic director of Babel, festival of literature and translation, and of the multilingual web-magazine www.specimen.press.