Elena Basile is a teacher, researcher, poet and translator committed to exploring how desire is released in the spaces between languages and bodies in movement. She teaches in the Sexual Diversity Studies Programme at the University of Toronto and collaborates regularly with artists and academics in Italy, Canada and in France. Her academic research and poetic practice focus on the politics of feminist queer migrant poetics in the context of translation and the new virtual trans-localities of cultural production and dissemination. She has collaborated extensively as poet, as critic and as translator with the Italian artist collective and artist book publisher Beatrix V.T., and her work in English was recently recorded in a CD collection of Poetry Readings published by the Frank Iacobucci Centre for Italian Canadian Studies at the University of Toronto: “Re-writing cities, Re-writing Selves, December 2012. English extracts from the artist book Per Tanto Volando were recorded for the occasion. Part of her work as a literary translator and poet has been recorded in the documentary Three Women: Adapting Lives Adopting Lines (by Adriana Monti, AZ Media, 2010).