It was founded at Alfa Teatro, Torino, Italy in 2007, by a small group of poets and artists including Aeronwy Thomas, Dylan Thomas's daughter, Lidia Chiarelli, Gianpiero Actis and others, who believe that the power of the written word and the power of visual image, when joined, create a new work which is not only greater than the parts, but changed and magnified by the union.
The American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and the Italian artist Ugo Nespolo are members of IMMAGINE&POESIA’s Honorary Committee. Beverly Matherne, poet and a professor at the Northern Michigan University, is also a member of the movement. The official art critics of the movement are Mary Gorgy and Enzo Papa.
Since its inception, IMMAGINE&POESIA has continued to grow. Hundreds of poets and artists from all over the world have participated, and the movement now reaches international audiences through the web, through international art exhibitions, and through a series of broadsides published by Cross Cultural Communications in New York. Works from the several of the poets and artists of IMMAGINE&POESIA were presented at the International Poetry Festival in Swansea, Wales in June 2011. 
The Manifesto [change]
The Manifesto has been translated into 28 languages.  It consists of 10 points. The fourth point suggests moments of cross fertilization for artists and poets: a painter can inspire a poet or a poetic composition may inspire the creation of an art work, the result is a new and complete form of art.
Official website [change]
- Peter Thabit Jones - Stanley H. Barkan International Poetry Festival - An Anthology, The Seventh Quarry (Swansea) - Cross-Cultural Communications - New York, June 2011