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(Mahwah) – Rosetta D’Angelo, professor of Italian at Ramapo College of New Jersey, is the recipient of an award – New Literary Gems in Poetry for the year 2002 – given by The Editorial Board of Carello, an organization of publishers.

Carello selected D’Angelo’s poems to be published in their prestigious poetic literary anthology, Jewels of Literature, which brings together important authors of contemporary culture. Her compositions were selected based on “the authenticity of lyric inspiration, the deep involvement in reaching themes of ample views and interests, and the extensive culture always expressed in simple style and essential diction.”

Paolo Riceputo, a renowned journalist, writer and literary critic from the University of Milan, wrote a critical essay about D’Angelo’s poetry. In the essay, translated by Professor Vito de Simone, Riceputo writes, “Rosetta D’Angelo explores the arcane reality within which we are immersed, with its mysteries, the dualism of being/non-being, the spiritually mundane, the eternal ephemeral, and she finds their reciprocal wholeness or confliction…Every aspect of a situation offers the poet a starting point for her questioning and search for the truth…The well-selected images and her style, which can be characterized by its essentiality, denote the strong poetic personality of Rosetta D’Angelo, who never loses her identity, even when she enters the realms of the philosophical.”

D’Angelo is the author of two textbooks: Andante, a literary essay on Dante’s Divine Comedy; and a book of poetry entitled Segrete Cose. She currently is working on a new volume, Itinerari, a book of poetry to be published in 2003. Her compositions have been published in anthologies in Europe, Canada and the U.S.: Poeti ItaloAmericani (1994); e Italo – Canadesi (1994); and Olimpio Poetico (1998). Her work also is included in Nuove Gemme Letterarie, an anthology published in 2002, which is used as a textbook in schools in Italy. Her work also has been published in literary journals.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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