Gaetano Cipolla is a well known authority on Sicily. He is a Professor Emeritus at St. John’s University and President and Editor of Arba Sicula, an international organization that promotes Sicilian culture. He has translated L’origini di lu munnu, Don Chisciotti and Sanciu Panza and Moral Fables by Giovanni Meli; The Poetry of Nino Martoglio, Malidittu la lingua/Damned Language by V. Ancona; A. Provenzano’s Tornu/The Return, A. Veneziano’s Ninety Love Octaves, S. Mazza’s Pizzini d’amuri/Love Notes and S. Di Marco’s L’aranciu amaru e autri puisii /The Bitter Orange and Other Poems. As publisher/editor of Legas, Dr. Cipolla has founded two series of books dealing with Sicilian culture: “Pueti d’Arba Sicula” which has already published 13 volumes, and “Sicilian Studies” with 27 volumes to its credit. Dr. Cipolla also edited J. Kirk Bonner’s Introduction to Sicilian Grammar, and is the author of The Sounds of Sicilian: a Pronunciation Guide, (Legas) available on CD. His most recent book is Learn Sicilian/Mparamu lu sicilianu, a 336-page volume accompanied by an audio DVD. It is the first college textbook of Sicilian in the world.