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Chats with Italian-American artists, writers, musicians and performers.

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Chats with Italian-American artists, writers, musicians and performers.

    Christina Marrocco

    Christina Marrocco

    ​Christina Marrocco works in memoir, short story, long fiction, and poetry. Her work has appeared in Silverbirch Press, The Laurel Review, House Mountain Review, VIA, Ovunque Siamo, and Red Fern Press. She lives outside of Chicago where she teaches Creative Writing and other courses at Elgin Community College

    • 34 min
    Federica Santini

    Federica Santini

    Federica Santini is Professor of Italian and Interdisciplinary Studies at Kennesaw State University, where she coordinates the Gender and Women’s Studies Program. She holds a Ph.D. in Italian literature from UCLA and a Laurea in Lettere Moderne from the University of Siena, Italy. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including Plath Profiles, Rogue Agent, and Italian Culture, among others, as well as in many edited volumes. As a translator, she has published translations of US poets for Mondadori and Nino Aragno, as well as translations of Italian poets for the University of Toronto Press. She has authored or co-edited six volumes, among which her monograph, Io era una bella figura una volta: Viaggio nella poesia di ricerca del secondo Novecento (Scritture, 2013) and her poetry chapbook, Unearthed (Kelsay Books 2021).

    • 39 min
    Janine Certo

    Janine Certo

    Janine Certo is the author of three books: Elixir, winner of both the New American Poetry Prize and the Lauria/Frasca Poetry Prize (New American Press and Bordighera Press, forthcoming 2021), In the Corner of the Living, runner-up for the Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award (2017), and a book of poetry scholarship, Children Writing Poems: Poetic Voices in and out of School (Routledge, 2018). A winner of Nimrod International Journal’s Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, her poems appear or are forthcoming in The Cincinnati Review, The Greensboro Review, New Ohio Review, Poetry Northwest, Shenandoah, Vallum, and others. She has also been a Featured Poet in the cultural and historical review, Italian Americana. She is currently an associate professor of poetry and teacher education at Michigan State University.

    • 44 min
    Maria Giura

    Maria Giura

    Maria Giura is the author of What My Father Taught Me  (Bordighera Press) and Celibate: A Memoir (Apprentice House), which won a 2020 Independent Press Award and was called “complex and emotionally wrought” by Publisher’s Weekly. Maria’s writing has appeared in several journals including Prime Number, Presence, Italian Americana, Lips, VIA, Ovunque Siamo, and Tiferet. She has won awards from the Academy of American Poets and the Center for Women Writers and was selected to judge the Lauria/ Frasca Poetry Award.  She has taught Literature and Writing at St. John’s University, Montclair State University, and Binghamton University where she earned her doctorate in English. 

    https://www.mariagiura.com/

    • 36 min
    Allison Scola

    Allison Scola

    Allison Scola is founder, owner, and curator of Experience Sicily and the Cannoli Crawl. Named one of the experts for the 2019 New York Times Travel Show, Scola writes and lectures on Sicily and leads immersive tours and designs custom itineraries that delight discerning travelers. She has been featured on Rudy Maxa’s World with the Carey’s, America’s #1 Travel Radio Show and as the cannoli expert in the documentary Cannoli, Traditions Around the Table. Scola has lectured about Sicily at University of Pennsylvania, The New School, LIU Post University, Queens College, at high schools in the New York City metropolitan area, and at events in New York City.

    Experience Sicily https://experiencesicily.com/

    Cannoli Crawl https://cannolicrawl.com/

    Cannoli Crawl on Instagram @cannolicrawl_nyc

    From The Inquisitive Eater
    I Cannoli: Nothing Better in the World http://inquisitiveeater.com/2012/06/25/i-cannoli-nothing-better-in-the-world/

    • 33 min
    E. Rossi & Company

    E. Rossi & Company

    Opened in 1910 by Ernesto Rossi as Rossi's Libreria, the shop began as a music store and publishing company.

    Joseph Sciorra, assistant director of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute at Queens College has said that E. Rossi & Sons is a repository and archive for Italian-American popular culture. Its collection is unprecedented.

    For more information go to: https://erossico.com/

    Link to a fabulous documentary on the history of E. Rossi & Sons: http://www.folkstreams.net/film,174

    • 38 min

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