Mario Petrucci is an ecologist, physicist and prize-winning poet, renowned for combining innovation and linguistic excitement with profound humanity. He is the only poet to have held residencies at the Imperial War Museum and with BBC Radio 3. Described as
Heartfelt, ambitious and alive (The Daily Telegraph), his Arvon-winning Heavy Water: a poem for Chernobyl (Enitharmon, 2004) led to an internationally acclaimed poetry film (Seventh Art Productions). Petrucci's vast 3D poetry soundscape, Tales from the Bridge, was a centrepiece of London's Cultural Olympiad and was shortlisted for the 2012 Ted Hughes Award. His published and forthcoming translation projects include: Catullus, Sappho (
utterly compelling, Daily Mail), Pablo Neruda, and the Persian mediaeval poet Hafez.