by Dianalee Velie
Scheduled Release Date: Apr 15, 2021
While Dianalee Velie was teaching poetry in Italy, she composed these poems to reflect her love of the country and for her cousins in Santa Croce di Camerina, Sicily. Italian Lesson celebrates the sights and sounds of Italy—explorations of the local food & drink, sightseeing expeditions, and the lively spirit of the Italian people as they welcomed and shared their way of life. Come along on her Italian journey and you too will fall in love.
Inside the book, readers will also enjoy seeing photos from the journey, taken by the author’s husband, Robert J. Popp. Here are just a few samples:
Dianalee Velie is a poet of exceptional vision and creativity. In Italian Lesson, like a master crafter of Vino Nobile, she picks her poetic grapes, her words, with care and insight, and creates sensual, evocative and multilayer images filled with love and nostalgia not just for Italy, but humanity, nature, earth, in poems that must be savored verse by verse. Che vino perfetto! Cin cin!
—Ala Khaki, poet, author of Return
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