The poet Ignazio Buttitta died at the age of 97. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Twentieth-century Sicilian dialect poet known for Lingua e dialettu and other works. For a work entitled Io faccio il poeta, he received the 1972 Viareggio Prize.
He was born into a poor family in Bagheria. He died in 1997, at the age of ninety-seven.