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IAWA Features Post-Election Escape Plan: Poetry by Chuck Joy, Jennifer Militello on Sat. Nov. 12, 2016 at Cornelia St. Cafe

(06 11 2016) IAWA .

Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every second Saturday of the months. Readings begin with an Open Mic: IAWA-East is held even months at...

What It Means To Be Italian American

(30 08 2016) Darrell Fusaro

The one word that best describes Italian Americans' significant contribution to our nation.

Remembering Dr. Emelise Aleandri

(21 01 2016) IAWA .

IAWA was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our Distinguished Board Member, Dr. Emelise Aleandri, on January 18, 2016.

Variations on a Theme

(14 06 2013) Joseph Sciorra

Pattern in the Material Folk Culture of Brooklyn’s Decorated Planters

Flatlands Flowerpot Find

(24 05 2013) Joseph Sciorra

More on the continuing saga of the mysterious planters.

Representing Cowboy Life, Italian/American Style

(02 02 2013) Joseph Sciorra

The exhibition “Italian Buckaroos: Old World & New World”

A moribund italianità.

(11 12 2012) Joseph Sciorra

Some thoughts on presepi, creativity, and death.

The Status of Interpretation in Italian American Studies: Shameless Promotion of My Books, Part II

(27 04 2012) Jerry Krase

The First Annual Forum in Italian American Criticism was held in Manhattan in 2008 at which internationally renowned scholars were invited to comment on “The Status of...

Whose Day Is It Anyway?

(21 09 2011) Joseph Sciorra

Poet Diana di Prima offers alternative Italian-American heroes to Columbus.

IAWA Presents Multi-Lingual Reading Featuring Marisa Marcelli and Charles St'Elia on Saturday, July 9, 2011

(09 07 2011) IAWA .

On Saturday, July 9, 2011, the Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) presents a multi-cultural evening with two modern dialect poets who both foster and promote the teaching...

An American with an Italian name; hindrance or advantage?

(06 03 2010) Darrell Fusaro

Most Italian-Italians, the ones from Italy, that is, always seem to be curious as to how we Italian-Americans are perceived by others in America. With all the news they’ve...

What’s his name?! What’s his name?!

(18 02 2009) Joseph Sciorra

Italian-American naming traditions of abandonment, reclamation, nicknaming, and forgetting.

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