Since the poetic art of Tishani Doshi is deeply tied to the practice of dance, it is not by chance that her first collection of poetry with which she won in 2006 the Forward Poetry Prize for the best collection from a newcomer is titled "Countries of the Body". For Doshi the body is the receptacle of joy and divinity, and the artistic performance of the dancer tends to perfection. But it is in the order of things that this harmony is dissipated: thus the poetry becomes the place of research for another body able to be host to its own heart and mind. Gioia Guerzoni introduces the Poet. We thank Maura Del Serra for the translations of the poems. L'incontro si terrà in lingua inglese senza traduzione.