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Mario BELLIZZI, 2000 (Photo: Robert Elsie).

Mario BELLIZZI, 2000
(Photo: Robert Elsie).




Mario Bellizzi (b. 1957), a poet of the Albanian-speaking Arbëresh minority of southern Italy, was born in San Basile in the province of Cosenza. His verse has appeared in various Arbëresh periodicals in southern Italy, as well as in Kosova and Albania. Bellizzi currently lives in Trebisacce on the Gulf of Taranto. Among his verse collections are: Who are We Now?, Peja 1997; and Last Exit to Bukura Morea, Castrovillari 2003.