Studied in Milan and attended poetry seminars conducted by Micheal Donaghy and Derek Walcott. His poems have been published in literary magazines and anthologies in Switzerland and Italy. In 2009, his first volume of poetry, Ora prima. Sei poesie lunghe, won him the Leon Schiller Award. He is also a translator from English and French into Italian. He has translated, among others, texts by Denton Welch, W. H. Auden and Somerset Maugham.