Alex Caldiero is an idiot. That’s not my assessment, but the judgment of the “frendly naybohood Sonosopher” himself: ALEX CALDIERO IS AN IDIOT wiser folk have said as much could I do anything less? I’ve also been called an asshole, which designation I’m not willing to accept. I’d […]
An ecstatic, mystical encounter with the divine: Alex Caldiero’s Who is the Dancer, What is the Dance?
This past September, after I came home from a weeklong river trip, a friend told me I needed to read Alex Caldiero’s new book, Who is the Dancer, What is the Dance(Saltfront, 2016). The book is a facsimile of a poetic journal Caldiero kept on a six-day trip on […]
Thanks to over a century of tireless efforts by heroic avant-garde artists and their supporters, no meaningful distinction exists today between contemporary artworks and the ordinary objects that surround them. Paintings cannot be distinguished from illustrations, sculptures from decor. Art galleries fill with redundant advocacy for already popular […]
I saw the best minds of my generation” [Janis, Jimi, Jim, Kurt, Amy, the kid who lived around the corner] “destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angelheaded hipsters burning for […]
SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today, 15 Bytes features […]