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Rocco Scotellaro - poet and Tricarico's former mayor

Life, places and poems by Rocco Scotellaro

An emotional journey between life, places and Rocco Scotellaro's poetry.
Rocco Scotellaro was born in the heart of Basilicata, Tricarico, in 1923. His father was a cobbler and his mother a scribe and a housewife. Rocco dies in Portici (near Naples) in 1953 when he's only 30 years old. He was a poet, a writer, a farmer and a politician, lived politics as a poet would do and he used poetry, in its noblest form, as a political tool of redemption and freedom.
The figure of Rocco is the figure of a man and a scholar of gigantic size, one of the greatest poets and intellectuals of Basilicata.

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