“Reminiscent of e.e. cummings at his best”, Mario Petrucci’s work aspires to “Poetry on a geological scale” (Verse). Heavy Water: a poem for Chernobyl (Enitharmon, 2004) secured the Daily Telegraph/ Arvon Prize and “inflicts… the finest sort of shock… to the conscience, to the soul” (Poetry London). i tulips (Enitharmon, 2010) takes its name from his vast Anglo-American sequence of 1111 poems, hailed by the Poetry Book Society as “modernist marvels”.
A PhD physicist and ecologist, Mario is intensely active at the literature-ecology-science membrane, generating groundbreaking educational resources and radical eco-essays. His award-winning poetry combines issues of searing social, linguistic and personal relevance with innovation and humanity.
Mario has been published in several Dark Mountain books and spoke and read at the first two festivals. His website is here.