Born in September 11th, 1986 I discovered my passion for books reading through my mom’s library, at the age of 10. My first book was Agatha Christie’s “The Hollow”. After that I never stopped reading becoming soon a bookworm/bookaholic. I own countless books. And I’m always buying more. I read two or three at the same time too. I need to catch up, you know?

In High School I found myself in love with Poetry (basic Portuguese and Brazilian poets) and started writing more and more. Only sweet and passionate bad poetry, though.

Only recent, January 2011, that I decided to invest in it as a therapeutic process – I was suffering from a long depression episode that made me redo my entire life. Here we have the results of it. Since then I’ve come a long, long way. I met amazing writers among the WordPress community and I feel very supported by them – my real friends don’t care to read poetry. Nothing’s perfect, right?

In September 2012, I enrolled myself into a MOOC at University of Pennsylvania about Modern and Contemporary American Poetry. The experience was amazing and  helped me to open my perception about poetry and the writing process in general. I’ve been doing lots of form experiences, if you care to read.

In real life I’m a former chef working in the organic coffee business in New Zealand! Yay!

Wanna know more? Click here .
Wanna talk to me? Write to nandafogli AT gmail DOT com

All the poems here are mine unless stated otherwise.
Nanda Fogli © 2013

Me @ Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand – the place where my heart lies.

49 comments
  1. “I don’t know who I am nor what I’m writing about: I’m trying to figure out feelings.” 🙂 This made me stop and wonder… If we let our feelings figure us out, would they tell us who we are?

    • Nanda said:

      This is such a nice question, Anne. I don’t know, I don’t think so. I don’t think our feelings can define who we are…
      But I do know that if we don’t know our feelings (our real feelings) it is very difficult to know who we are for sure. Does it make any sense? What do you think? 😉

    • Sure that make sense. 🙂

      I don’t think of feelings defining me. I write them down in stories and so then they show me a lot about myself. I can see that I’m really hurt and even lonely sometimes and I really want someone I can trust. I want to be a mother. I’m afraid of heights. I have a weird thing about trains. I stress a lot over a puppy I found once. I worry about old age, and life passing me by and stuff like that and it all shows up in what I write. So if you look at all the stuff you write… your feelings… who do they see in you?

  2. Nanda said:

    I never thought about it… I think I show a side of me that I’m not willing to share with most of people: that i’m lonely and insecure and hopeless… things like that. But writing it I see as way of getting rid of it too!

    • WordsFallFromMyEyes said:

      Pardon me butting in Anne & Nanda! But I agree with this one, Nanda – writing shows a SIDE of you & I’m lonely & insecure & I do feel hopeless sometimes – and yes, writing is a way of getting rid of it.

      We’re all on the same page!

  3. Nanda said:

    It’s like a long and hard process… But I would say it does. I’m beeing able to understand a lot of stuff about myself that I didn’t see before…

    • We’re all different. I definitely see those feelings coming out in your poems that I’ve read. They seem to be a beautiful part of your creativity, maybe something to be embraced rather than exorcised.

      For me I find that it’s writing that makes me feel lonely and sometimes insecure. It’s silly, but I feel like no one cares that I’m writing and no one will read it when I’m done. Once I’m finished, it all goes away, but then as soon as I start writing the next one, it comes right back again. Part of that might be from writing autobiographical fiction which requires a lot of compartmentalization, I don’t know.

      • Nanda said:

        You just made me think about a bunch of stuff at the same time. I don’t even know where to start! haha.
        Can I send you an email? 😉

  4. Hey Nanda!
    This is to notify you that I’m sharing your site on my blog. In response to various blogger awards I decided to make my own permanent recognition page for other blogs I love. You are on the list of links. Here is the link: http://fromscott.wordpress.com/favorites/

  5. Shiny said:

    hii,,this is my first read here,,& i’m loving it.. 🙂

    i loved reading through your site..!!
    i am following it.

    by the way, i am Shiny, a new blogger and i love penning down my feelings and thoughts, if u can just comment on my posts,,so as to make the future posts better..

    http://crowdedsolitude.wordpress.com/

    ..and i just love reading any poetry & literature..

    • Nanda said:

      Thank you! i’m following you as well!

  6. Hi Nanda,

    I finally created a blogroll and you are on it! I’ve listed you as Cenicitas, but if you’d like me to change it, just let me know. I’m still learning to navigate WP! 🙂
    Lauren

    • Nanda said:

      Thank you, Lauren!
      That’s ok!!! You’re already on mine! 😀

    • Nanda said:

      Thank you, Eliza! I’m very happy about it!!! 😀

  7. Alexandra Corinthe said:

    Hey you! I am nominating you for “The Versatile Blogger Award.” Check out my page for details! ❤

    • Nanda said:

      yaaay, thanks Alexandra!
      i’ll check it out!

  8. Hi Nanda,

    I’ve nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award,
    so please visit my blog for acceptance.
    Lauren:)

    • Nanda said:

      thank you, Eliza! 😀

    • Nanda said:

      thank you! that’s an honor, Lauren!

      • You’re welcome, Nanda! It’s fun, but take your time in responding…I’m always running late! 🙂

      • Nanda said:

        me too, haha

  9. Androgoth said:

    You have a wondrously fine style my friend
    and I have enjoyed my visit to your Space 🙂

    Have a very nice day and evening Nanda…

    Androgoth

    • Nanda said:

      Thank you! You’re welcome anytime!

  10. Archana said:

    You have a wonderful blog Miss. Glad i dropped in!
    🙂

    • Nanda said:

      i’m glad you are here and that you found so! 😉

  11. Love reading description of your thoughts (and heart) in every poem. You are very good.

  12. I just love your poetry. So moving and at times unsettling. I almost feel I’m intruding by reading it.

    • Nanda said:

      Oh, thank you so much! This was one of the best compliments I ever received! 🙂

      • You’re welcome. I love your work here.

  13. Nanda said:

    Cheers for that! 🙂

  14. nice to meet another virgo. your blog is fabulous. Both the paintings and poetry is really very impressive and the way they are related is simple awesome. its fun to go through this.

    • Nanda said:

      thank you for stopping by and for your comment! it means a lot!
      x

      • you are welcome

  15. Nanda, welcome to WWWWW. Happy to meet a fellow writer/reader. Poems just arrive, don’t they? Allen Ginsberg calls making poems “ordinary magic”. Keep sharing!
    Toni

  16. Thanks for the follow and your story is really awesome. I once worked at Starbucks so I know bad coffee.
    Mardy the Texan

    • Nanda said:

      Hahaha! You made me laugh! Thank you for that. It’s hard to tell people the coffee they like is actually garbage, right?

      • The power of Howard Schultz and group think. I seriously bought my own expresso machine (Like a snob!) and I was like…….people pay all that money for garbage at StahBawks! I think that’s gnarly as heck you are a barista! I honestly was so checked out at the job (never date guys at work) that I couldn’t really enjoy it. What’s your favorite blend of beans?

  17. Nanda said:

    Yeah, the marketing is huge. And to be fair, people don’t know real coffee. I’m live in Brazil, a great origin, and never liked coffee – because people around me only had bad coffee. I started to love (and understand) only in classroom, when I decided to be a barista.

    My favorite blend so far is one made with Caturra (a variety of Bourbon) & Catuai (hybrid of Mundo Novo and Caturra). It scored 93 and I never tasted a coffee so amazing! It was sold at Coffee Lab, the best coffee house in the country. What’s yours?

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