Franco Verdi (Venice, IT, 1934 – Verona, IT, 2009)
Franco Verdi (Giovanni Francesco Silvano Verdi of Belmont) was an eclectic poet, painter and essayist. He has devoted much of his life to finding new written, visual and sound formulas for the use of the word. At the end of the 1950s he was professor of theoretical philosophy at the University of Urbino. Between 1966 and 1967 he organized, together with Arrigo Lora Totino and Adriano Spatola, the first major exhibitions of poetry in Italy in Castelfranco Veneto, Trieste and Modena.