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,...

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...

Michele Curatolo – 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 in...

Heiko H. Caimi – 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 a...

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“What time is it?” “A quarter to nine already”. “What shall we do? Shall we order?” “I would say yes. I think we have waited too long...

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In 1963  at nearly 50 years of age and during a really difficult period of personal crisis in her life,  the writer Elsa Morante...

Ludovico Ariosto – Satires

“My seat for a turnip” What would you think of the life of Ludovico Ariosto, an author capable of creating a poem such as the...

Kobus Moolman – A Book of Rooms

The multi-award-winning South African poet Kobus Moolman begins his seventh poetry collection with a quotation by Georges Perec: Even if I have the help only...

Ilona Jerger – And Marx kept silent in Darwin’s garden

A novel that tells, with frequent flash-backs, the last years of two of the most important minds of the nineteenth century: Charles Darwin and...