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Happy Birthday To Yonkers’ Tiziano Thomas Dossena

Tiziano Thomas Dossena, turns 62 on Friday.
Tiziano Thomas Dossena, turns 62 on Friday. Photo Credit:

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Yonkers’ Tiziano Thomas Dossena!

Tiziano Thomas Dossena, who has lived in Yonkers, turns 62 on Friday.

Dossena, an Italian-American author and art critic, was born Sept. 19, 1952, in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. In 1968, he moved to the United States, where he completed his studies. He graduated with degrees in Italian literature (Queens College 1976), humanistic studies (Regents College 1977), environmental science (Purchase College 1992) and engineering technology (New York City Technical College 1995). Repatriated to Italy in 1978, Dossena devoted himself to theater and poetry, attending the Faculty of Medicine at the same time.

Articles, essays, poems and interviews of Dossena were published in numerous magazines and anthologies in Italy, France, Greece, Switzerland and the United States. Dossena has served as editorial director of the L'Idea Magazine in Brooklyn and contributor to USA Bridge Apulia magazine in Lecce, Italy. He has represented the Italian community in the Italian government as Consigliere (1998–2004) and Secretary (1998–2000) of COM.IT.ES. (Committee of Italians Abroad) in New York and Connecticut. A dynamic writer and art critic, the son of the famous artist Emilio Giuseppe Dossena, he also contributed to the virtual magazine Racconti e Letteratura with a series of articles on the life of Italians in New York.

Dossena has won many awards and records of merit, both for poetry and fiction, including the first prize for essays "De Finibus Terrae", the first prize "Coppa del Mare", Prize for Fiction "Citta` di Modica", the top prize for journalism "Emigrazione", the second prize "Voci Nostre" in poetry, the second prize for poetry "Noi e Gli Altri" and the third prize for poetry at the "Biennale di Boniprati". He also was winner of the 2012 Globo Tricolore Award, similar to an Oscar, for famous Italians abroad who are unknown in their homeland.

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