|Luciano Somma was born in Napoli
on March 18, 1940. Luciano began to write poetry at the age of 13. He has won
hundreds of first place awards for his poetry. Twice he was awarded the Silver
Medal by the president of the Republic of Italy. He has been mentioned in many
anthologies, school publications, and in the prestigious NATI PER LA VITA,
printed in Russia by Raduca di Mosca. Luciano Somma is mentioned along with the
like of Quasimodo, Pasolini, Saba, Bevilacqua, De Filippo.
He has been published, and continues to be published, in the most important newspapers and other publications in Italy including Mattino di Napoli, Nazione di Firenze, Men a Topolino, Intimità, Il Roma, Frate Indovino, La Disfida, Il Pungolo Verde, L’Eco del Popolo, Il Club Degli Edtori, Brontolo, Miscellanea, Cronaca Filatelica.. More than 150 top journalists have hosted his articles and his verse. He is registered in the prestigious SIAE (Societa Italiana degli Autori ed Editori) Italian Society of Authors and Editors. He has also had published various short stories and has to his credit over 500 songs published or recorded.
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DOCE E AMARO
‘MBRACCIA ‘O VIENTO
P' 'E STRADE D' 'O CIELO
Who We Are - | - Southern Italian Immigration - | - Names on the Families Who Emigrated - | - Growing Up Italian American - | - Lodging in Campania & Southern Italy
Italian Dual Citizenship - | - Italian American Writers - | - Translations - | - Neapolitan Music