Maria Chessa Lai

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Cover of Maria Chessa Lai's book Sea of Mine

Maria Chessa Lai (born 1922 in Monti, Italy, died 2012 in Alghero, Italy) was a poet[1][2] writing in the Catalan Algherese dialect. She was three times winner of the Premio Ozieri awarded annually for the best new poetry written in a Sardinian minority language. As a bilingual poet she published her poems simultaneously in Algherese and Italian. The majority of her work was collected together and published in the volume La Mia Mar in 2005.


  • La Mia Mar, Edes, Sassari, 2005 [3]


  1. ^ [1] Celebrated in her home city 2012
  2. ^ [2] Italian newspaper article 2012
  3. ^ La Mia Mar/Sea Of Mine Google Books

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