Born at the beginning of the twentieth century to very important parents in Milano at the time: her father Roberto was a brilliant lawyer, while her mother Carolina Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana, an aristocrat. Antonia Pozzi lived in a rich and refined environment full of culture. The love rejection by the professor with whom she had fallen in love in high school marked her all life, becoming however a push for the birth and the intensification of her poetic activity.
As she grew up, Antonia would be progressively more and more tested by the underestimation of her poetry in the cultural milieu of reference and by the darkening of the political atmosphere: a climax that lead her to the tragic choice of suicide. Despite the brevity of her life, Antonia Pozzi left more than three hundred poems, letters and diaries and about three thousand photographs because - as a woman of a thousand talents - she was also a great photographer, as well as one of the most refined pens of the last century.
Here is the special identitikit of Anotnia Pozzi that YesMilano's editorial staff has written especially for you.