The memory of those terrible moments that marked the history of our time is associated with a poem by young Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek, known as Mattie J.T. Stepanek, who was an American poet and author of seven best-selling books of poetry and peace essays. Before his death at the age of 13, he had become known as a peace advocate and motivational speaker.
« As we prepare to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11,
we share the poetry of Mattie Stepanek ».
To us, these words remind us of Mariangela Gualtieri’s poem “Marzo 2020” on the occasion of the Pandemic, the other Event-World after the 11 September attacks.