INSIDE BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY
Professor honored in Italy
Sticca was honored in January during a trip to Italy, where the governor of the region of Rome presented him with a replica of the emblem of the capital city. He said he hopes that the critical analysis will help introduce Barone’s work to a wider audience. Barone began writing poetry at the age of 14 and two years later published a collection of 38 poems.
“It’s amazing how, at a young age, she can provide profound insights into grief, unhappiness, death and the existential anguish of people,” Sticca said. “She has a deep concept of what it means to be a person of the world.” Barone has her own connection to Binghamton University, having spent several months on campus learning English, and having composed a series of poems inspired by her time at the University.