Gabriela Fantato is a poet, playwright and essayist who takes the words of Marina Tsvetaeva as her point of departure: "I have loved everything with a farewell." Her poems roam through cityscapes observing external constrictions and experiencing internal expansions of memory and imagination. She is the editor-in-chief of the review La Mosca di Milano and co-editor of the anthology La Biblioteca delle Voci, a collection of interviews with twenty-five Italian poets (2006). Her poems have been circulated on the Internet, translated into many languages, and various of them have been set to music by Maurizio Erbi, Nicola Arnoldi and Mariela Pavia. Her plays in verse have been staged by major Italian theaters.