Tiziano Fratus (Bergamo, 1975) grew up in Lombardy and Piedmont landscapes. When his natural family has been dissolved he began to travel, crossing and touching conifer forests in California and around the Alps where he coined and perfected the concept of Rootman (Homo Radix), an everyday practice of meditation in nature, the discipline of Dendrosophy (Dendrosophia). Along twenty years of writing he has published several books in prose and in verses, some by Italian leader publishing houses as Mondadori, Feltrinelli, Bompiani, Laterza, Einaudi. His poems have been translated into ten languages and published in sixteen countries. His photography was shown in several solo exhibitions. He’s collaborating with newspapers and radio. He lives in a little house in the countryside near Turin, where the plains’ steadiness runs out and the roots of mountains wind.