By worldpoetry on July 13, 2014 - 7:29pm
Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with Hosts Ariadne Sawyer and guest host Anita Aguirre Nieveras with tech Israel Mota, welcomed the renaissance man Dr. Diego Bastianutti , poet, writer, award winner, artist and tennis player!
Also, featured for the first time! The world Poetry Canada International Theme song, Circle of Blue composed by World Poetry Music Ambassador Yoshimi Sakura , played by the lovely professional pianist Mamotu Yabuki and record in front of a live audience at Gerwand Halle in Hiroshima on the 17th of May, 2014.
To listen to this fascinating poet and the show in English, Tagalog, Spanish and Italian
Dr. Diego Bastianutti has a number of publications:
A Major Selection of the Poetry of Giuseppe Ungaretti, in 1997, winner of the “1998 John Glassco Prize”; and three volumes of poetry, His third bilingual collection, Per un pugno di terra/For a Fistful of Soil was awarded the 2008 International Literary Prize Umberto Saba. He has completed a fourth volume, The Bloody Thorn. His award-winning poetry and short stories continue to be featured in various journals and anthologies in the Americas and in Europe.
He is a former literature professor at the University of Toronto and Queen’s University. He held the diplomatic post of Honorary Vice Consul of Italy for 18 years in Eastern Ontario. Currently he is a Canadian Correspondent for a cultural agazine in San José, Costa Rica. He delights in doing art work and writing plays and short stories not always for publication