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1st XMAS CAROL TO THE EXPAT LITERATI x Arturo Desmione


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GHOST OF ARUBIAN CHRISTMAS PAST’S

FIRST CHRISTMAS CAROL

TO THE ANGLO-ENGLISH WRITING SCENE

OF AMSTERDAM AND THE NETHER-NETHERLANDS

Arturo Desmione

The notaries, come night, grow wings

that can barely elevate them up from the cobblestone paths,

Turning into poets, spoiled, un-tuned

un-taxed American wivesof corporate ex-

patriates in Amsterdam,

the expat Yankee House-husbands

rest their callused cradle-crib-rocking

mittens from chores in the light of the microwave,

Speed-typing poetic on their mini-phone,

Reciting their Mini-Elliot and their Macro-Walmart Whitman

the Poetry expats flocked to the wrong place, certainly,

Amsterdam no Mecca and less likely Jerusalem for Poetry,

(I’m just here for the welfare)
You poets envision Ars Poetica in John Kerry’s presidential inauguration speech,

while playing cymbals with toes on Amsterdam street-corners

to beseech the touristic droves
Shouting frivolous on the Anglophone,
Notary poet expats, you the under-taxed bohemians,

I beckon you by light of 100% of…

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Wombwell Rainbow Interviews: Arturo Desimone


The Wombwell Rainbow

Wombwell Rainbow Interviews

I am honoured and privileged that the following writers local, national and international have agreed to be interviewed by me. I gave the writers two options: an emailed list of questions or a more fluid interview via messenger.

The usual ground is covered about motivation, daily routines and work ethic, but some surprises too. Some of these poets you may know, others may be new to you. I hope you enjoy the experience as much as I do.

Poems of the Mare Nostra

​Arturo Desimone,

Arubian-Argentinian writer and visual artist, born 1984 on the island Aruba which he inhabited until the age of 22, when he emigrated to the Netherlands. He later relocated to Argentina while working on projects related to his Argentinean family background. Desimone’s articles, poetry and fiction pieces previously appeared in CounterPunch, Círculo de Poesía (Spanish) Island, the Drunken Boat, The Missing Slate, EuropeNow, the Writers Resist anthology, Al…

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