Maurizio Mattiuzza (1965, Italija) was born near Zurich and returned to his father’s homeland, Friuli (a region in the Northeast of Italy next to the Slovenian border), in 1976. His beginnings as a poet go back to the time of his involvement in the Usmis magazine and the poetry movement of Trastolons, of which he was one of the co-founders. He published four books, notably L’inutile necessità(t) (2004) with a preface by Luciano Morandini and a postface by Claudio Lolli and "Gli alberi di argan" (2011). He also works as a lyrics writer and spoken word performer in collaboration with songwriter Lino Straulino. Together, they recorded the album Tiere nere (Nota Records) and went on a very long tour, as part of which they also held a live concert for the Swiss RTV. Maurizio is the winner of a number of important Italian literary awards and has appeared at several poetry festivals. He writes poems in Italian and Friulian and even in the dialect spoken in a valley in the Italian Alps, where his mother comes from. I won the poetry award InediT0 Colline di Torino. Some lyrics took out from his recent book were included some months ago in the final selection of Mario Soldati Poetry award. In sept 2015 he released togheter with the band Luna e un Quarto A 12" red vinyl EP called "Oggi è sabato sera". A ballad dedicated to Primo Carnera, a friulian boxer wo won the 1933 world championship in NY. For his new book " La donna del chiosco sul Po" publlshed in June 2015 Maurizio Mattiuzza put toghether a music- poetry quartet to tour festivals, clubs and bookshop. Line up: Renzo Stefanutti (Voice and Guitar)/Stefania Carlotta Del Bianco (Voice)/Susan Franzil (Cello).