Launch of Daniel Massa’s Barefoot in the Saltpans

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Department of English – University of Malta

Thursday, January 14, at 6:30 PM, Valletta Campus University of Malta, St Paul’s Street

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Adrian Grima (photo by  James Corby)
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Ivan Callus (photo by  James Corby)

 

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Stella Borg Barthet and Daniel Massa (Photo by James Corby)
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(Photo by James Corby)
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Ninette Micallef and Paul Xuereb (Photo by James Corby)

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The University of Malta’s Department of English is launching Daniel Massa’s recently published collection of poetry, Barefoot in the Saltpans, on Thursday 14 January at 18:30 at the Aula Magna, University of Malta Valletta Campus.

Stella Borg Barthet will deliver a short welcome address, followed by readings by Ninette Micallef and Paul Xuereb. Ivan Callus and Adrian Grima will be giving short critical commentaries. A Musical Interlude will comprise ‘The Invitation’ and ‘The Tribute’ from Seħer [Enchantment] Song Cycle, composed by Joseph Vella for a text written for it by Daniel Massa and sung by Maria Frendo.

Barefoot In The Saltpans is published by Allied Newspapers.

The public is cordially invited.

Programme

Welcome – Stella Borg Barthet

Reading – Ninette Micallef, Paul Xuereb
‘Barefoot in the Saltpans’

‘Saltnpans’
‘Delimara Bay’
‘Midnight Swim’

Critical Commentary – Adrian Grima

Musical Interlude – ‘The Invitation’ and ‘The Tribute’ from  Seher [Enchantment] Song Cycle, composed by Joseph Vella for a text written for it by Daniel Massa, and sung by Maria Frendo.

Reading – Ninette Micallef, Paul Xuereb
‘Design for a New Arras’
‘Wild and Gentle’
‘Statements in Black’

Critical Commentary – Ivan Callus

The poet reads ‘Ship of Dreams’

Refreshments


 

A leading poet in Maltese and English, Daniel Massa has published widely on Renaissance Humanism and Commonwealth Literature. Barefoot in the Saltpans is a selection of Massa’s poetry, characterised by seascape imagery, gripping in its vividness and physicality.


 

http://www.um.edu.mt/newspoint/events/uomevents/2016/01/danielmassabooklaunch


 

 


 

 

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