Poetry. Cultural Writing. The poet, critic, playwright, and translator Robert Lima writes, SARDINIA/SARDEGNA collects my impressions of the Italian island on the Mediterranean Sea. The isolation of the island, both in terms of geography and cultural traditions, past and present, is at the core of the thematics of this book (Foreword). Lima's meditations on the ancient history and present society of the island take the forms of both poetry and prose. Of the author, critic George Myers Jr. has said, Lima can write critically with the best of them; creatively, however, he writes better than most of them.