Poems in the Wind

The square. The portico. The clock tower, standing out from the city hall behind the square, reminds the townspeople of the uncertainty of...

Silvio Donà – It’s an iPhone that, isn’t it?

  Scene: the crowded compartment of a (filthy, need I say it?) Italian train. A guy in jeans and a casual jacket is trying to cut...

Obsession is elsewhere

  -But writing what? -Writing about obsession, death. -What obsession? What death? -Writing about obsession, writing about death. -I do not understand. -You cannot. You cannot if you do not...

Silvio Donà – Alien Vs Accountant

What will people think of me? I’m an idiot. That’s clear. It’s hard to balme them. What do you think of somebody, who, while sitting at...

Part -Time (or “On Springs”)

«The director was even moved», said Irina, the editor in chief of Amoreux. «I'm glad», said Imerio at the other end of the line. But...

Aunt Serafina

The love of reading is her gift.Reserved and, according to some, a bit grumpy, Aunt Serafina had been silently waiting for retirement, and...

Father, What Do You Do for a Living?

Living room of a middle-class apartment. A man in his forties, wearing jeans and a cotton shirt, is sitting on the couch with...

A Journey with the Master

The Master is a living median reincarnation between Yoko Ono and John Lennon, as if in his features, in his gestures, and even...

The Blank Page

Now is the time.      On my monitor, the input line flashes on the blank page.  So many nice characters in my mind, and...

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Gertrude Stein – Every Afternoon: a Dialogue

I get up. So do you get up. We are pleased with each other. Why are you. Because we are hopeful. Have you any reason to be. We have reason...

Sadakichi Hartmann – Collected Poems, 1886-1944

Sadakichi Hartmann has been described as ‘one of the most intriguing and overlooked figures in the history of American poetry’ (Juliana Chang), and with...

The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead

Continuing the journey in the world of British punk and alternative music, after talking about The Clash and Morrissey, it seemed right to take...

Loren D. Estleman – Frames

A cinema detective Valentino is a UCLA archivist and likes to call himself a film detective, since his main occupation is to find and recover...

M.B. Ionescu-Lupeanu – A Guy with a Pizza Box

The girl’s birth was declared at the civil register. She went back through the deserted park, towards maternity. An autumn morning. She started down the alley...