Edited by Luigi Bonaffini, 500 pages.
Professor Bonaffini has edited an anthology of the most significant and characteristic poetry produced in Southern Italy and on the Islands. The dialect selections from Latium, Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Lucania, Calabria, Sicilia and Sardinia are translated into English and into Italian by dialect specialists. In addition, each region and poet are prefaced by critical notes highlighting trends and movements within the wide horizon of dialect poetry. This book shows readers a new world of poetry, often and wrongly ignored by main-stream criticism.