Gabriella Sica was born in Viterbo. She has been living in Rome – her adopted town – since she was ten years old. From 1980 to 1987 she had edited the “Prato pagano” review, in which a lot of modern literary generation writers brought out their works or made their own debut.
After publishing some works in reviews and anthologies such as “Almanacco dello Specchio” in 1983, in 1986 her first book of poetry La famosa vita (Premio Brutium-Tropea) was published; then, in 1992, Vicolo del Bologna, and in 1997 Poesie bambine, and in 2001 Poesie familiari (winner of Prize International Poetry Camaiore). Le lacrime delle cose went out in 2009 (Prize Garessio-Ricci, Prize Alghero Donna and finalista-vincitore al Premio Lucia Rodecanachi-Arenzano e al Prize Giuseppe Dessì).
She edited the anthology La parola ritrovata. Ultime tendenze della poesia italiana (1995) and Scrivere in versi. Metrica e poesia (1997, now available in a new updated and extended edition en 2011). In 2000 she published Sia dato credito all’invisibile. Prose e saggi. Sica’s last work is Emily e le Altre. Con 56 poesie di Emily Dickinson (Roma, Cooper, 2010) where sections are dedicated to Emily Brontë, Elizabeth Barret Browning, Elizabeth Bishop, Cristina Campo, Nadia Campana and Amelia Rosselli.
She edited six videos: Ungaretti. Vita di un uomo, Montale, Pier Paolo Pasolini poeta, Umberto Saba. Il Canzoniere, Sandro Penna. Croce e Delizia, Giorgio Caproni. Il seme del piangere. Rai Educational
Her autobiography Gabriella Sica. La sua biografia in immagini was published in “Steve” review, n. 41 (2011).
Her poems have been translated in Spanish, French, English, Romanian, Croatian e Turkish.