Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Italian-American Writers

Tonight's East End Ink features Italian-American writers in a program presented at Canio's Books. Sag Harbor in August of 2013.

This is a 2 part program.   

The program was coordinated by George Guida, former president of the Italian American Studies Association, an organization that promotes interest in Italian-American culture and literature.

Part 1
Heard are poet Louisa Calio, historian Stanislao Pugliese and poet Robert Viscusi.

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Part 2
Heard are poets Louise DeSalvo and Peter Covino 
and historian Salvatore LaGumina 

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Information about the Italian American Studies Association is on facebook at IASA - Italian American Studies Association.

Louisa Calio’s Journey to the Heart Waters was published by Legas Press in 2014.

Stanislao Pugliese’s work includes a biography of Carlo Rosselli (Harvard University Press, 1999) and Bitter Spring a biography of 
Ignazio Silone  ( Farrar, Strauss Giroux,  2008)
Professor Pugliese reading more from Bitter Spring is on line at

Robert Viscusi’s work includes Astoria, a novel published by Guernica in 1995. Information about his poem Ellis Island is on line at 

Salvatore LaGumina's Long Island Italian Americans: History, Heritage and Tradition was published in 2013 by History Press 

Peter Covino's poetry collections include 
The Right Place to Jump (2012) from Western Michigan University Press. 

Louise DeSalvo's publications include the memoir Vertigo (1997) from Penguin, and The Art of Slow Writing (St. Martin's Griffin, 2014)