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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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Peter Handke: Drawings from Notebooks

After posting some pages from Alex’s three new books I found this current exhibition of drawings from Peter Handke’s notebooks at the Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese in Berlin. Both authors draw and write and write and draw. Neither is a … Continue reading

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It rains even on who’s wet: POMS 2005 by Alex Caldiero

Alex’s new work — newly presented, that is, since these are taken from his notebooks written and drawn in 2005. Words are no longer “enough like things,” a poem in the first volume complains, and one way to read these … Continue reading

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Come gather ’round people of Amerdica

Friday night, at Ken Sander’s Rare Books in Salt Lake City, there was an event celebrating Bob Dylan’s inauguration as winner of the Nobel Prize for literature. Alex Caldiero opened the performance with his own poem written as a DADA … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Immortality

This is not a book. This is a work in the making for quite some time (a little over 25 years). It is the nature of such work to extend itself directly into its maker. Indeed, from the moment Scott … Continue reading

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