Minorities not Minority 3: Poets from Friuli
Published by Cinnamon Press
The translation of the anthology Poets from Friuli is part of a larger and innovative project conceived by the translators to present, “Italian authors who do not speak/write/dream only in Italian but in regional languages, to reach the world in English.” The Friulian poets featured in this anthology are part of a long and well-established tradition in the panorama of literature in dialect that continues today.
Anna Bogaro is a researcher, teacher, journalist and political activist. She has researched extensively in Italian minority languages and teaches the literature and history of Friulian at the University of Udine. She lives in San Giovanni al Natisone with her husband and two young children.
Andrea Bianchi & Silvana Siviero, the founding editors of the series, work as translators from English and Welsh to Italian or from Italian to English. Silvana is a bilingual translator and teacher born in Wales. Together they have translated some of the most important voices of Welsh literature. They also organize festivals.
Jan Fortune is commissioning editor at Cinnamon Press and has published non-fiction books as well as four novels and two poetry collections.