Tag Archives: Alex Caldiero

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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Island Soul — a new chapbook suite by Alex Caldiero

  A triptych in the colors of the Sicilian flag, Island Soul comprises 2008 Notebook 1 (2 January-3 April) and Notebooks 2a (May) and 2b (Feb, March, May). For Utah’s Arts Magazine, 15 Bytes, I wrote about Alex’s chapbooks, about the idea … Continue reading

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Translation

14 June 2018 Dear Žarko, I’ve just read Gabriel Josipovici’s new novel, The Cemetery in Barnes. The protagonist is a translator and as I read his descriptions of his work I thought of you sitting in your study in Cologne … Continue reading

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The Sonosopher

The title is “The Sonosopher.” The poem to the right of the image begins “in my mind.” The afternoon sun slanting down from a high west-facing window is an illuminating exclamation. Daily I have the pleasure of living inside the … Continue reading

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Gratis Currency / Free Books

On Saturday I finished an essay about the chapbooks Alex Caldiero has been producing at a rapid pace over the last couple of years. In answer to my question about why the sudden and prolific production, Alex said that he … Continue reading

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Don’t Touch Me

A new chapbook from Alex. It is difficult to describe what a gift like this means, but Lewis Hyde is helpful: As is the case with any other circulation of gifts, the commerce of art draws each of its participants … Continue reading

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