carla-scaranoCARLA SCARANO D’ANTONIO writes I am an Italian teacher; poet; short story writer; and painter. I moved to England (Lancashire, then Surrey) in 2007 from Rome and started attending creative writing courses. I obtained a degree of Master of Arts in Creative Writing with Merit at Lancaster University in October 2012.  I live in Chobham and teach as a tutor in the Surrey area. I won first prize with Keith Lander in the John Dryden Translation Competition 2016 for translation of some poems by Eugenio Montale. I also contribute as an editor at large to The Blue Nib magazine and as a reviewer for London Grip, Write Out Loud, South, The High Window, Woking Writers Circle website and The Temz review. I read my work at poetry events around the country. I attend the Woking Stanza poetry group and Woking Writers Circle as well as being a member of the Poetry Society and of Second Light Network for women poets. I have published work in a number of magazines and anthologies, and self-published my poetry pamphlet A Winding Road. I also write the blog carlascarano.blogspot.co.uk/ where I publish recipes, my art work, travel journals and opinions. I am currently working on a PhD on Margaret Atwood’s work at the University of Reading. Website: http://www.carlascaranod.co.uk/