Sappho and the Fugitive’s Blood. Poems translated into German by Christian Leeck [Sappho und das Blut des Flüchtlings]
Poems on Emigration and Immigration
Release year: 2022
Number of pages:: 172 pages
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ISBN (printed book): 9783910347021
ISBN (EPUB): 9783910347038
ISBN (PDF): 9783910347106
The title of this compelling series of poems on emigration and immigration written by Gino Pacifico is inspired by the tragic events on the island of Lesbos in 2020. The reader is guided through this anthological collection by Sappho, the first of all female poets. The poet's reawakening "under the constant, harsh blast of the burning and raging air of hell" in the refugee camp is both a reminder and a hope to the reader. She calls on Europe to "unite for the good of all". Pacifico's poems also address the feeling of alienation and sense of home of the generation of guest workers in the 20th century and use them as a lesson for the present with the appeal for successful integration. On the way through this lyrical life's work, the reader encounters not only the two topics of immigration and emigration, but also a variety of beautiful and aphoristic poems about love, nature and humanity. A rousing collection that invites you to reflect and smile at the same time.
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About the author
Gino Pacifico was born in Mondragone and lives in Germany. As a director of several short films, he dealt with the subject of Italian immigrants in Germany and received gold awards at the BDFA Federal Film Festival in 1989 and 1992. His first volume of poetry was published in 2012 under the title "Indivisibile—Inseparable". In 2015 he received the Emily Dickinson International Literature Prize in Naples for his second collection of poetry, “La vetrina dell'emigrante – The Shop Window of the Emigrant”. In 2018 he addressed the refugee crisis and the question of European unity under the title "Il sangue del profugo rivela—The blood of the refugee tells".