Alessandra Delle Fratte
Born: in Rome, Lazio, Italy
Resides: Rome, Lazio, Italy
E-mail: dr (dot) dellefratte (at) gmail (dot) com
Alessandra Delle Fratte is an Italian psychologist and a cognitive behavioral therapist. Born and living in Rome, she's a poet, a novelist, and a haijin. Her great passion for the haiku - and the discover of an "haijin soul" - dates back to 2015. From that moment she begins to study this kind of poetry, which fascinates her so much: from the classical authors to the modern ones. In her poetry, the inspiration is drawn from daily life (work with patients, family, local landscape e.g.), and memories. In the haiku written in English - particularly - she recently finds the right brevity and rhythm that allow to each verse to express the most archetypical, or intimate, thoughts. Some her haiku and senryū were published on international e-journals and blogs: Otata, Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog, The Haiku Foundation features, Le Lumachine, Memorie di una Geisha blog.
Books Published: Work Anthologised: Impronte sul cuore [a collection of western poems] in: A.A.V.V. Tramontane, Aletti Editore, 2015; Quando l'amore fa male [selected poems attached to a psychological article on the pathological affective dependence] in: A.A.V.V. Odi et Amo, La Lettera Scarlatta, 2015.
Credits: "the snow is falling" - Otata #24, Dec. 2017 & Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog (Daily Haiku: March 5, 2018); "three jasmines" - Otata #24, Dec. 2017; "autumn shadows", "night and nothingness" - Otata #25, Jan. 2018; "among the reeds" - Otata #31, July 2018 & Memorie di una Geisha (Aug. 3, 2018); "blue butterfly" - Otata #31, July 2018 & Memorie di una Geisha (July 24, 2018).