Michele Pane

Michele Pane


Michele Pane nel 1906

The project

The site was created with the aim of integrating the content of the biography of Michele Pane with insights, movies and reviews on all aspects of the life and work of the poet.

In order to follow the content is therefore need, In addition to the biography, the texts of the main works of Michele Pane. Currently the only available collections are those of Falcone and Piromalli published by Rubbettino (Michele Pane, The Poems, edited by G. FALCONE – A. PIROMALLI , Soveria Mannelli, Rubbettino, 1987) and Decollatura e Motta s.. Lucia. Two community of Reventino, Decollatura, Grafica Reventino, 1980.

With these two starting points you will be able to navigate through the pages of the site fully understanding what we speak, also because you plan to publish in-depth articles on the poet's life, on its living environment in Calabria and in America, on his friends and, in particular, on his works illustrating the contents in detail.

The blog offers visitors the opportunity to comment on articles and then provides the opportunity to discuss issues concerning the life of Michele Pane, dialect poetry, events that have influenced the life and works of the poet.

Giuseppe Musolino


It took place yesterday afternoon 27 aprile 2019 Decollatura highly successful conference on the dialect entitled At the source of Reventino organized by Literary Park Michele Pane and the Association of Decollatura 'The hocularu Petro.

The main hall of Scientific high school “Costanzo” Decollatura It was fully occupied by so many people interested in the topic and come from many places, also not very close. He introduced the work of Professor Lucia Bonacci, President of the Literary Park Michele Pane who passed the word to Mario Miglierese of 'The hocularu and the manager Scholastic Institute Costanzo Dr. Antonio Caligiuri for the respective greeting interventions.

The President of the Literary Park Lucia Bonacci introduces the works The President of the Literary Park Lucia Bonacci introduces the works
Audience and speakers Public and



Greetings from the Headmaster Antonio Caligiuri

Greetings from the Headmaster Antonio Caligiuri



The greeting Migliarese



The greeting of Mario de Migliarese 'The hocularu

It’ followed immediately after the intervention of the full-bodied prof. John Trumper who has performed in a long series of quotations from his work (and his many collaborators who work with him). We thus learned of the difficulty and hardness of his work of linguist and researcher in the area, with travel and interviews with people from all parts of Calabria and Basilicata, I work necessary for the recent conclusion of the second volume of the Dictionary Calabro, that includes the letters F-O (In the first volume was released for -E in Laterza 2001), and the imminent publication of the third and concluding volume. The work is inspired by the unpublished collection of Don Vincenzo Padula (Acres 1819-1893), parish priest and scholar who pinned the words that gathered in the places he frequented for his activities as a priest, enriched booby basis of the work of other lessicologi. Many voices, He reminded Trumper, are small essays sometimes several pages, whose compilation was long and tiring and if you want to account for what, adds Trumper, you can see the movie The professor and the madman (2019), history (vera) of the realization of’Oxford English Dictionary occurred between the 1879 and the 1928, It operates in 12 volumes and 414.825 voices.

John Trumper during his speech John Trumper during his speech

Listening Trumper have flocked many of his former students dell'Unical, Today graduates in letters or languages,  who in recent years they have claimed the exams with linguistics professor Welsh. They say the professor, recently retired but still in full swing, today the same style than they had in the days of lectures Unical. The Trumper cuff speech was often peppered with jokes on current, from (false) claim of belonging to the culture of the Celts of certain politicians in northern Italy, the political and social situation in Calabria today, passing from the cliché of the subdivision in language areas coinciding with provincial and regional boundaries (false), the legacy left by the many cultures actually we had in Calabria, especially Greek and Roman and osca. The spoken almost coincides with that of Sicily present in Reggio Calabria and the Tyrrhenian coast to the north of the strait city is a direct consequence of the flow of people from Sicily to “continent” took place following the disappearance of entire countries in the quake-tsunami 1908. A lot of the ideas that etymological Trumper launched here and there in his speech of more than an hour, which has invited all the desire to read as soon as his vocabulary Calabro.

After his speech and before my, there was a musical moment with some songs in dialect performed by decollaturese Gianfranco Maruca, Decollatura songwriter for years engaged in the proposition of songs with lyrics in dialect. The sound of his guitar was perfectly in tune with the words, a hymn to the beauty of the place and the hope of a life with greater balance between man and nature. Very interesting his words about the contact he had with native Australians met during one of his trips. the aborigines, said Maruca, We can not say that they have a dialect rather almost not even feel the need to speak as happens in the hectic life of our world; their communication is entrusted more gestures than words, more an innate sensitivity that allows them to perceive the thoughts of, simply standing next to the next and by relating with empathy.

Gianfranco Maruca during his performance Gianfranco Maruca during his performance

Then it was the turn of Mariano Riccio who has read some of the most beautiful poems and well-known Michele Pane: ' U campusantu, ' U focularu and Tora. The choice was more than apt because they are among the most poignant poems of the poet who also have many worthy words to be spoken for their beauty and contribute to their conservation.

Mariano Riccio says Michele Pane Mariano Riccio says Michele Pane

Other musical moment was the exhibition of the musician Francesco Loccisano who performed songs with the guitar swing, the Calabrian identity tool that has proven to be a true connoisseur. The songs are performed of his compositions, very structured in the time and in the alternation of the order rhythms arpeggio finger with the beats of the fist on the instrument.

Loccisano Francesco Loccisano the guitar swing
The intervention of Giuseppe Musolino The intervention of Giuseppe Musolino

My speech has touched the use of dialect in the poetry of Michele Pane. Here is the text:

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