Poetry corner - Salvatore Quasimodo

Poetry corner – Salvatore Quasimodo

Over the last few years I have included a number of poems written by Salvatore Quasimodo for two main reasons: (1) Quasimodo is one of…

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Poetry corner - Trilussa

Poetry corner – Trilussa

I love poetry that oozes irony and humour. Trilussa (nom de plume of Carlo Alberto Salustri) was born in Rome in 1873 and died there…

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Italian poetry reading

Italian poetry reading

On Sunday 11 October 2015 at Manning Clark House we held our first Italian poetry reading. Twenty-five people were present, mostly Dante members who had…

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Poetry corner - Pier Paolo Pasolini

Poetry corner – Pier Paolo Pasolini

November 2015 marks the 40th anniversary since the untimely death of Pier Paolo Pasolini, murdered at Ostia, near Rome. He was 53. Born at Bologna…

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Poetry corner - Sinisgalli

Poetry corner – Sinisgalli

Leonardo Sinisgalli is a poet and painter of the 20th century. Born in Basilicata in 1908, he moved to Rome to study engineering and mathematics…

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