Gregorio Scalise

Gregorio Scalise (25 January 1939 – 11 May 2020) was an Italian poet and dramatist.[1]

Scalise was born in Catanzare, and brought up in Udine. He lived in Bologna from 1967 onwards, working for a time at a modern art gallery. He wrote for newspapers and magazines and for stage and screen. His collections of poetry included A Capo (1968), L'Erba al suo erbario (1969) and Gli artisti (1986). His first play, Grazie vivissime per il recordo, came out in 1978, and his last, Servi di scena, in 1992.[2]

In 2009, he developed a debilitating condition that stopped him writing, and he was cared for by his partner, the journalist Michela Turra.[3]


  1. ^ "E' morto il poeta Gregorio Scalise". la Repubblica. May 11, 2020. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  2. ^ Gayle Ridinger; Gian Paolo Renello; Adolph Caso (1996). Italian Poetry, 1950-1990. Branden Books. pp. 196–7. ISBN 978-0-937832-34-9.
  3. ^ Massimo Marino (11 May 2020). "Bologna, cultura in lutto: è morto a 81 anni il poeta Gregorio Scalise". Corriere di Bologna (in Italian). Retrieved 17 May 2020.