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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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CLOUDS

. . . he would not intervene with the weather on behalf of the clouds whose real purpose he sought to undermine for no other reason than his own vanity.    (Alex Caldiero, Clairefontaine) (from and answer, Alex Caldiero) (from Vomit questions on … Continue reading

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Who is the Poet What is the Book

Last night Alex read from his book written/drawn/sanded/soaked while floating down Utah’s Cataract Canyon. The event was sponsored by 15 Bytes, Utah’s Arts Magazine and featured the winner and two finalists for this year’s poetry prize. Katherine Coles (Utah’s former Poet … Continue reading

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Alex Caldiero: Astrophysicist at Large

This morning I began reading a manuscript Alex gave me last week. He has been reproducing his notebooks, most recently the three-volume set from 2005: “It rains even on who’s wet.” I posted photos of several earlier reproductions here. This, however, … Continue reading

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Žarko Radaković: Art Critic and Photographer

I wrote earlier about notebooks, specifically about the notebooks of Peter Handke, Žarko Radaković, and Alex Caldiero — three writers whose work I admire and for whose friendship I am grateful. 107 images cut from Handke’s notebooks — cut out … Continue reading

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