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The Sonosopher: Alex Caldiero in Life...in Sound

Torben Bernhard and Travis Low (Co-Directors). Video/DVD

 

The Sonosopher" is an experiential voyage into the peculiar life and art of Alex Caldiero. Tracing his birth and childhood in rural Sicily as well as his coming of age as a poet in New York City, Caldiero is found living in conservative Utah years after his conversion and separation from Mormonism. The film explores Caldiero's lifeflong artistic investigation into "Sonosophy," a unique hybrid of sound, poetry, and philosophy. Borrowing techniques from such diverse genres as avant-garde film and cinema verite. The filmmakers arfully blend current performance and interview footage, 8mm family videos, and archival material to tell the intimate story of this Utah artist. This package includes a 20-page saddle-stitched booklet insert containing artwork and an unpublished essay by Alex Caldiero as well as a critical essay by UVU Professor Scott Abbott. This is a 61 minute film with the addition of over 30 minutes of deleted scenes and extras. Professionally pressed and printed, housed in a standard clear DVD case. Full color photographic layout.

OHO Media 2012. DVD. [32844] New. $19.99

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Poetry is Wanted Here

Alex Caldiero

 

A new full-length collection of poems and drawings from the famed Sonosopher of Utah, Alex Caldiero. Caldiero was born in Sicily, raised in Brooklyn, and attended Queens College. Well known for his performance works that integrate poetry with music, dance, and art, and for his appearance in the independent motion picture, Plan Ten from Outer Space, Caldiero has performed at the New School for Social Research, the Pritchard Art Gallery, the Salt Lake Art Center, and on Brazilian TV. He has been published both in Italy and the United States, reviewed in Village Voice and the New York Times, is anthologized in Text-Sound Texts, featured in Utah: State of the Arts, and is included in the Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes. He is currently a Poet/Artist in Residence at Utah Valley University.

2010. 75 pp. Paperback-1st edition. ISBN: 9780942688955. [23215] New. $15.00

Whale Song: A Poet's Journey Into Cancer

Kenneth W. Brewer (1941-2006)

 

A poet of the first order and an incredible individual, this collection of poems was penned as the author was battling cancer in his Cache Valley home.

Kenneth W. Brewer was a Utah Poet Laureate, a retired professor, and has had several volumes of poetry published, as well as hundreds of poems appearing in literary journals and reviews.

 

"I keep hearing that poetry is dead in this country, but I refuse to believe that.

When we must confront immediate crises, we seldom write novels or short stories;

we write poems, or we sing, or we pray. Upon being told my life was about to end,

I wrote the first poem, as if it were a boat of words launched toward places I have

never been." - Brewer

 

2007. Paperback-1st Edition-104pp. ISBN: 094268897X. White illustrated wrappers with titles printed in black on front panel and backstrip.[12108] $15.00

Hardcover-1st Edition-104pp. ISBN: 0942688961. Maroon cloth backstrip and boards with silver lettering. [12229] New. $30.00