Four poems by Peter Covino

by PETER COVINO Dressed (iPhone Text and Image) In richly hand-embroidered gray lace, like the women in storefront dress shops used to make in vacation villages near the Amalfi Coast. The stitch and colors less delicate, garishly saturated, coarser fabric, tending toward silver-blue; layered uneven skirt, ample in the midsection, undulant, just below the knee. …

Uno sconosciuto di strepitoso successo

di BARBARA SALANI Chi c’è dietro artisti del calibro di Frank Sinatra, Engelbert Humperdinck, Barbara Streisand, Kenny Rogers, Frankie Valli and “The Four Seasons”, della cantante di Soul Shirley Ellis, di Neil Diamond con la famosa canzone Sweet Caroline, Juice Newton, Eric Carmen, Roberto Carlos in Brasile e di altri artisti anche recenti come Ariana …

From the unpublished manuscript “Sister 5” by Louise DeSalvo

An introduction by Edvige Giunta “Every memoirist is a ghost writer”: Louise DeSalvo Four Years after her Death–and the Posthumous Publication of “Sister 5” It seems appropriate that the first writing by Louise DeSalvo to be published since her death almost four years ago appears both in the original, unedited English text and in a …

The Working Christs of Ralph Fasanella

by ILARIA SERRA “Poor Christ,” Italian immigrant. The Italian saying refers to people who are unlucky and disgraced: Poor Christ… but in Italian American literature and art it has become a widespread metaphor, at least thanks to the foundational novel Christ in Concrete by Pietro di Donato, released in the United States in 1939 and …

Prima e dopo la carta stagnola

di JOANNA CLAPPS HERMAN Tutto è iniziato con la carta stagnola O forse con le salviette. Tovaglioli di carta? Vivevamo in una maniera – erano tempi di sacrifici – prima della carta stagnola e in un’altra completamente diversa dopo la carta stagnola – era un nuovo mondo che correva rapidamente verso il futuro. Sicuramente usare …

Before and after tin foil

di JOANNA CLAPPS HERMAN It all started with tinfoil Or maybe tissues. Paper napkins? We lived one way—a time of constraint– before tin foil and a completely different way after tin foil– one which rapidly raced toward the future. Definitely using tissues changed the way we lived. When paper towels came along times changed even …

‘Abruzzo a stelle e strisce’, l’emigrazione va a teatro: intervista a Camillo Chiarieri

di VALENTINA DI CESARE Oh, the weather outside is frightfulBut the fire is so delightfulAnd since we’ve no place to goLet it snow, let it snow, let it snow Ora che il Natale è alle porte, è raro che non capiti di ascoltare questa canzone: dagli altoparlanti di un centro commerciale alle pubblicità televisive, dai …