Albino Pierro

(1916-1995 / Tursi)

Albino Pierro
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Albino Pierro was an Italian poet. He was famous for his works in Lucan dialect, and being nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature.

He was born in Tursi in the province of Matera. He had a very troubled childhood, his mother dying prematurely. His childhood was also characterized by a disease that often the sight forced him to live his days in the shadows:
When I was a child I stood in the corners of the rooms
and the dark little eyes
my stinging, red (and how) covered nettle.
They said the country
that I would become blind ...
As a teenager, after a period of frequent journeys, to Taranto, Salerno, Sulmona, Udine and Novara, he settled finally, ... more »

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