Robert Elsie | NEWS | AL Art | AL History | AL Language | AL Literature | AL Photography | Contact |

 

Robert Elsie
Albanian Literature

Albanian Authors

 

BACK

Rita PETRO

Rita PETRO

Webdesign J. Groß

Rita PETRO

 

Rita Petro (b. 1962), also known as Rita Filipi, was born in Tirana and studied Albanian language and literature at the University there from 1980-1984. She thereafter worked in the publishing industry in Tirana. In 1993 she did post-graduate studies at the University of Athens.

Petro's verse, some of which was daringly erotic for post-Stalinist Albania, has appeared in three collections (published under her former married name Filipi): Vargje të përfolura (Defamed Verse), Tirana 1994; Shija e instinktit (The Taste of Instinct), Tirana 1998, and Këtu poshtë këndohet live (They're Singing Live Down Here), Tirana 2002.