Tag Archives: Alex Caldiero

Words about clouds are clouds themselves

It’s no secret that I have developed an obsession with clouds. It’s not a scientific obsession like the one Richard Hamblyn describes in his book about Luke Howard—the Quaker amateur meteorologist who gave us words to name and thus classify … Continue reading

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We / On Friendship

This morning I signed a contract with Laguna press for publication of Zarko’s and my book titled We / On Friendship. My half of the book will be translated into Serbo/Croatian. Zarko’s half is already in his native language. They … Continue reading

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Alex Caldiero on Michael McClure and Little Richard

Reports last week of the deaths of Beat poet and playwright Michael McClure and musician Little Richard moved Alex to these lines influenced, in MM’s case, by the full moon: MM * To think / this has been going on since / … Continue reading

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Poetry Is Wanted Here!

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Poetry Is Wanted Here! is the timely title of one of Alex Caldiero’s books, published by Ken Sanders’ Dream Garden Press. You can hear Alex performing his poem on NPR here. You can order the book here. Yesterday two works published … Continue reading

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Clouds: Photos and 3:55 am Musings

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Pages from Alex Caldiero’s notebook, 3:55 am, February 20, 2020 And to accompany his floating thoughts, depictions of my own:  

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tiny shadow hairs: from Alex Caldiero’s Italian Notebooks

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We all know what a poem should look like. It should look like this beauty from Alex Caldiero’s book Some Love: A proper poem, Welsh/American poet Leslie Norris writes, must be groomed:   The poem stands on its firm legs. Its … Continue reading

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it can fool me but once

My mother, Janice Hilton Abbott, died on December 3, just four weeks before her 91st birthday. I’ve been looking at photos, reading things she wrote, remembering. Sunday morning, just four days ago, I sat next to the bed where she … Continue reading

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Notebooks

A beautiful new book of Peter Handke’s drawings arrived in the mail this week. The drawings are from his notebooks, most of them small, all of them of things he sees while walking or traveling. They are visual notes, like … Continue reading

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Alex Caldiero on Fame, Anonymity, Oblivion

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Summer Reading

  Savoring the freedom of the summer, finishing my half of the book with Zarko Radakovic (We: A Friendship) and writing an introduction to a collection of my essays to be published as Dwelling in the Promised Land as a Stranger: … Continue reading

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