August 2015 — Italian poet Francesco Benozzo has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. He belongs to the tradition of oral poetry: author of long epic poems about natural landscapes, he usually composes them orally and then perform them with his harp. He is the author of several books, including academic works on oral poetry, anarchism, shamanism, ethnophilology, and landscape in literature . As a song-writer, released 8 CDs, produced in Italy, Denmark and UK, and won two special mentions at the Edinburgh Folk Awards. He represented Italian poetry at the Festival Literario de Madeira and took part to the last editions of the French Printemps des poètes. He performed in Rome together with Wislawa Szymborska. His long-poem, "Onirico geologico" (Oneiric geology) has been recently translated into English .