Autism: Beginning to Speak by Diana Anphimiadi
Diana Anphimiadi is a poet, publicist, linguist and teacher. Autism: Beginning to Speak is the title poem of her PTC Chapbook. The poem concerns her Child, who has an Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning to speak late in childhood, as well as Diana's own return to writing poetry after a long break.
UK poet Jean Sprackland was the poem's poet-translator. She commented that like many of Diana's poems, 'Autism: Beginning to Speak' works on several levels, with both personal, autobiographical interpretations, but also concerning the emergence of language more broadly.
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