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per-sonal effects…Alex Caldiero’s latest book

“You don’t have anything to worry about, if you have a sound mind.” Thus ends one of the prose poems that make up this new book, a poem that begins with the conclusion “I need to die.” Who of us … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ON ALEX CALDIERO’S “BAGGAGE”

Friday evening, a week before the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s retrospective exhibition of Alex’s work closes, I spend an hour in the Street Gallery with time to reflect on what I am experiencing. Standing at the door leading into … Continue reading

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BAGGAGE: Alex Caldiero in Retrospect

These images are from the catalogue for the exhibition just mounted by the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City. The exhibition will be open until June. As you can see, the catalogue is a brilliant expansion and … Continue reading

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Metaphor, Religion, and the Human Condition

This evening I finished reading Marilynne Robinson’s new novel Jack. A blurb on the back cover says that Robinson “is one of the great religious novelists. . . .” Another blurb talks about her “spiritual force.” President Obama listed this … Continue reading

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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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