Sonia Maria Bizzarro (born May 19, 1977, Borgomanero, Novara, Piedmont, Italy), Italian poet working as an administrative assistant. She discovered haiku thanks to the 1999 book Neve (Snow) by Fermine Maxence. Bizzarro won 3rd Prize at the Premio Letterario Europeo Città di Montieri in 2011 and 3rd Prize and 2nd Prize, respectively, in the 2012 and 2013 editions of the Cascina Macondo International Haiku Contest in Italian. Her haiku collection, written with Oscar Luparia, Cammino piano (I Walk Slowly; 2014), was featured on the Cascina Macondo website. The two poets also collaborated on Un tintinnio per strada: Cinquanta haiku (A Tinkling Down the Street: Fifty Haiku, 2018). Bizzarro’s latest collection is Dondola il fūrin: 65 haiku (The Wind Chime Swings: 65 haiku, 2021). She resides in Mirano, Veneto, Italy.
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