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Latest edition: Maria Lisella, Queens Poet Laureate/Prof. Margherita Summer

Episode Details

Original tape date: July 29, 2015.

First aired: July 29, 2015.

Queens Poet Laureate, Maria Lisella, talks with Anthony Tamburri. Professoressa Margherita (Laura Caparrotti) teaches us Italian summertime words.

Native New Yorker Maria Lisella is a journalist specializing in travel. She is also a poet: her latest poetry collection is titled “Thieves in the Family.” she has produced two chapbooks: “Amore on Hope Street” and “Two Naked Feet .” Maria co-curates the Italian American Writers Association readings in New York City; is vice president of the Vito Marcantonio Forum; and has recently been named Queens Poet Laureate.

Whether planning a trip to Italy or just interested in learning the language, Professoressa Margherita helps us prepare for an Italian summer with some seasonal phrases!

Guest List

Laura Caparrotti Artistic Director/"Professor Margherita", Kairos Italy Theater

Maria Lisella Journalist and Poet, Queens Poet Laureate

Cav. Anthony J. Tamburri Dean & Executive Director, The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute