Alessandra Bava is an independent scholar, a poet and a translator living in the Eternal city. She earned her Bachelor's degree and her Master's degree in American Literature summa cum laude at Rome's University "La Sapienza." She has been a guest lecturer and taught within Master's degree programs at Higher Education Research Institutes in Rome. Her poems have appeared in US anthologies and journals (elimae, Left Curve, Thrush, etc.). Her first bilingual chapbook, Guerrilla Blues, has been published in 2012. She is the editor and translator of Rome's Revolutionary Poets Brigade anthology. She is currently writing the biography of a contemporary American poet.