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Blackwell's Bookshop Edinburgh
53 - 62 South Bridge, EH1 1YS Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fresh from her appearance at StAnza poetry festival, Anne Pia launches Transitory, her first collection of poetry.
Praise for Transitory:
'The 'small and continuing dialogues in my own life' which Anne Pia presents to us in this deeply felt and sensuous collection widen out to span continents of feeling. They move from 'Asian bars on Gothic sidestreets' to the 'tendernesses of tea' through landscapes of loss and fulfilment, interrogating every aspect of lived moments in graceful, supple and sharply observed poems. A real pleasure to read.' – AC Clarke
About Anne Pia
Anne Pia is based in Edinburgh. Born in the city, as the grandchild of Italian immigrants she was raised surrounded by the food, traditions and dialect of southern Italy. A language graduate and former teacher with a recent Doctorate in Education, Anne has been published in the Times Educational Supplement, the Scottish Educational Review and in various other professional and academic journals.
Her poetry has been published in Northwords Now, Poetry Scotland, New Voices Press, Lunar Poetry, The Fat Damsel and South Bank Poetry, and online in Far Off Places, Poet and Geek and Ink, Sweat & Tears. ‘Viticuso 1913 and 2005’ has been translated into Italian. She plays the mandolin in the Edinburgh Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra and has played at poetry festivals around Scotland.
Her first book, Language of My Choosing: the candid life-memoir of an Italian Scot, was shortlisted for the Saltire Society First Book of the Year award in 2017.