Inside the Soul of a Sicilian Poet

Feb 25, 2014 599

By Steven Campo

I am the descendent of Sicilians from both my father and mother's side of the family. I grew up in a small town in Louisiana that had a large Sicilian population throughout the 1900's.

We were raised to be proud of our Sicilian heritage. Our grandparents spoke English, but often spoke to us in Sicilian. Hearing nonna say "veni cca figghiu di lu me cori", always brought a smile to my face. To see a bowl of golden brown sfinci sprinkled with powdered sugar was a sight I always looked forward to seeing.

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