Autism Beginning to Speak by Diana Anphimiadi


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Diana Anphimiadi is a poet, publicist, linguist and teacher. This is the title poem of her PTC Chapbook 'Begining To Speak'. 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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