“Are you Italian?”
“Yes. How do you know?”
“I don’t mean to be flirting with you, but you really look Italian.”
I smiled: “And …. How Italians are supposed to look like?”
She smiled: “I don’t know. Elegant, I guess. Mamma mia!”
The lady was very beautiful. I had noticed her as Read More
Poems of New York , edited by Elizabeth Schmidt. Everyman’s Library/Alfred A. Knopf, 256 pages, $12.50.
Globalization, we often hear, is making every place identical, Jakarta just another version of Toronto. But in poetry, at least, cities are guaranteed their own distinctive lives. Literature preserves them at the moment not necessarily of their greatest Read More