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Minorities not Minority 1: Poets from Sardinia

Published by Cinnamon Press

ISBN: 9781907090394

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This new anthology is the first in a series from Cinnamon Press, with the express aim of allowing “Italian authors who do not speak/write/dream only in Italian but in regional languages such as Sardinian, Friulian etc, to reach the world in English”.

In this anthology, editor Michele Pinna presents parallel texts in Sardinian and English from ten poets: Alcioni, Canu, Cocco, Cherchi, Delogu, Mura Ena, Piras, Porcheddu, Rubattu and Serra. They are all bilingual but write creatively in the Sardinian language. The language question runs through these poems, but so too do a love for the country, for its traditions and a particular perspective on looking outward to the Italian peninsula and to the world.

Michele Pinna is Professor of Sardinian Literature at the University of Sassari and an essayist writing extensively on the history, language, literature and folklore of Sardinia. Giuseppe Serpillo is Professor of English Literature at the University of Sassari, with a special interest in Irish and Welsh literature and the problems of language in bilingual contexts. Andrea Bianchi and Silvana Siviero, the founding editors of the series, work as translators from English and Welsh to Italian or from Italian to English. Robert Minhinnick is a Welsh poet, essayist, translator and former editor of Poetry Wales. His books have won many awards, including two Forward Prizes (Best Single Poem, in 1999 and 2003) and the 2006 Wales Book of the Year for To Babel and Back (Seren, 2005).
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