Sonosuono: A Book Release, Reading, and Signing with Alex Caldiero

Sonosuono: A Book Release, Reading, and Signing with Alex Caldiero

Friday, Oct 25, 2013

Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 South 200 East - SLC, UT)

Ken Sanders Rare Books is pleased to announce a reading and book signing with local wordsmith and sonosopher Alex Caldiero on the occasion of the release of his new book, Sonosuono, at our downtown bookstore (268 South 200 East, SLC, UT) on Friday, October 25th at 7:30 p.m. Copies of Sonosuono will be available for signing and purchase (Elik Press, paperback, $13.95). This event is free and open to the public.

Alex Caldiero is a poet, polyartist, sonosopher, and scholar of humanities and intermedia. He is co-founder of Arba Sicula, a society that works to preserve Sicilian language and tradition. Caldiero has travelled widely collecting proverbs, tales, and folk instruments. He is the subject of a documentary film, “The Sonosopher: Alex Caldiero in Life…in Sound” (OHO Media/Dream Garden Press, 2010). Born in Sicily and raised in Brooklyn, Alex now lives in Orem, Utah with his family. He teaches as Artist in Residence in the Department of Philosophy and Humanities at Utah Valley University.

The publisher of Sonosuono, Andy Hoffman of Elik Press, says the following about Caldiero’s new book:

The poems that make up Alex Caldiero’s Sonosuono speak to each other as brothers and sisters around a kitchen table in a passionate discussion of origins, of the importance of place. Much like the William Carlos Williams of Paterson, or the Anne Waldman of Iovis, Caldiero combs through family history in a lyric that troubles the waters of nostalgia, even as he asks the reader to meditate on the meaning and loss of home. As always, for Caldiero, the rhythm of language is the heart of the work, the beat of the world revealed. Sonosuono is as enormous as it is tight, every word an apostle of the poet’s creed.

For more information about this event, please contact:

Ken Sanders Rare Books | 268 South 200 East, SLC, UT | 801-521-3819 | | | Facebook: Ken Sanders Rare Books | Twitter: @kensandersbooks