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Patrick Sammut

Patrick Sammut was born in Malta in 1968. He studied Maltese and Italian language and literature, as well as History, at the University of Malta, and later obtained a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Italian Literature with a thesis on "The Novel of the Resistance Movement". Between 1994 and 1996 he studied Italian literature and literary criticism at the Università degli Studi of Florence. He teaches Maltese and Italian Language and Literature at De La Salle College since 1992. He is vice-president of the Maltese Poets Association, editor of the MPA poetry magazine Versi, and editor of a monthly literary electronic e-journal named Il-Pont. He writes poetry in Maltese, English and Italian. He is author of various publications: literary criticism, poetry (amongst which a multi-lingual collection, Beyond-Oltre-Lil Hinn, 2009; and a collection in Italian, Sponde Amanti, 2012), narrative essays (Uneasy Rituals, 2011) and short stories for children. His poems were published in both local and foreign journals and magazines. In 2008 he participated in the "Progetto Dante" of Ravenna, together with Maltese poet and translator, Alfred Palma, and won a "Special Mention" in the Nosside international poetry contest. In 2011 he participated in the Gaeta Mediterranean Poetry Festival. He keeps in contact with other poets and writers through e-mail and has a personal blog: www.patrickjsammut.blogspot.com He is married to Rosalie and father of Andrew, Kristina and Matthew.