Silvio Donà – The Royalties letter

He kept it all day on his night table. He picked it up a couple of times then he put it back down without opening...

Daja Mora – Dark days

Dark days can be the lightest in a poets mind you might find lyrical remedies To take this time and reflect and remember not...

Heiko H. Caimi – From the well (J’accuse)

If we are afraid of opinions that are not all the rage, if what other people think scares us, if we don’t have the courage to...

Silvio Donà – The first copy arrives

“It’s here!” My wife’s voice on the phone is excited, even a little bit scared. “Are you sure? ” I ask. It’s a stupid question, I...

Heiko H. Caimi – 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 time....

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...

Heiko H. Caimi – 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...

Gabriella Tonin – 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 then,...

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I came into contact with the artist Mark Wingrave through our shared interest in the work of Ukrainian poet Olga Bragina. Reading a couple...

Laurence Hutchman – Lost Language

These photo albums span the decades: wartime, marriage, early years in Canada. The sounds of Dutch swell within me. I read a language I knew and forgot— “J’s”...

Giuseppe Genna – Big Red Mother

  Guido Lopez, an interim detective at the Milan central police department, is playing tennis with a stranger. Immediately after, a huge explosion shakes his...

Fabrizio De André – Storia di un impiegato [A Clerk’s Tale]

  Storia di un impiegato, the sixth studio LP by Fabrizio De André, written with Giuseppe Bentivoglio and Nicola Piovani, came out in 1973. Like...

Marguerite Duras – Blue Eyes, Black Hair

The indefiniteness of love Emotions that chase each other on a stage made of nothing. Gestures told with great elegance and care, without a defined...