Review of Alex Caldiero’s SOME LOVE

Open Letters Monthly has just published my review of Alex’s remarkable new book. You can find the review HERE. I called the review “Moving at the Speed of Love,” a phrase my son Tim provided during a conversation. And then I found the phrase in Italian in one of Alex’s poems — one of the Jungian coincidences Alex is fond of.

A couple of Alex’s drawings as a compliment to his words.


alex self yellow

alex aleph

About Scott Abbott

Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University, 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I'm Director of the Program in Integrated Studies and former Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade), and translations of a book by Austrian author Peter Handke and of a catalogue of an exhibit called "The German Army and Genocide." More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as a watershed scientist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a corrections officer, as university students, and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett and our yellow dog Blue. Some publications at
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2 Responses to Review of Alex Caldiero’s SOME LOVE

  1. Scott Abbott says:

    Posted for Michael Roloff:

    Looks like a lovely review of a lovely poet, but it will take me a while to read it in its enitrely. Meanwhile, I note that in 1967 I was living just one block from Rizzoli’s and frequented it & also sent Peter Handke there in 1971 when he couldnt wait to get to a shop that had the world’s offering of magazines.


  2. mikerol says:

    Have now read the review in its entirety & want to add that ti be loved can be just as dangerous as to love. i could go on for volumes on the theme, a sign of age & experience i expect.


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