Call Me Guido – A Tribute To Italian American Culture By Mike Fiorito

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What does it means to be an Italian American in USA? Well it’s not only about eating pizza and singing Sinatra’s songs during weddings. When I started reading the short story collection of Mike Fiorito, I understood what an Italian American guy told me once: “We’ve got it in the blood”. Continua a leggere

RAMINGO! Review – “The Changing Tide” by Lewis J. Beilman III

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Ten short stories and a novella. Eleven adventures setted in today America that made me think about how much US culture and history are changing. Lewis J. Beilman III, author of “The Changing Tide”, was able to depict, with a few pages, all the anger, the worries, the cultural depression of today United States. There’s a sort of stasys in these short stories, the characters are unable to face events, they simply let the stream flow. They are victims of themselves. Continua a leggere

The Alien Buddha Wears a Yellow Vest – An Anthology Made of Net Censorship, Revolutionary Works and Bravery

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The Yellow Vest movement found their bards. To be sincere, the authors involved into this book wrote about a new utopia, a new vision of the world we’re living in. And this, and much more, is what you can find into the anthology “The Alien Buddha Wears a Yellow Vest” published by Alien Buddha Press. It is a work of love with talented voices coming from all over the world. But there’s an interesting story behind this book and Red Focks, the publisher and curator of the anthology, told us more about all the issues he faced before letting his Alien Buddha wear a Yellow Vest. Continua a leggere

“Impeach The Motherfucker” & “Talking Shit and Doing The Funky Chicken” – New Chapbooks from Catfish McDaris

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I’m very proud to introduce you to two new chapbooks by Catfish McDaris. They are made of pure madness, fun, rage, and all the things we generally look for when we search a good chap to read. The first one is “Impeach the Motherfucker” and I suppose you all know what he is talking about. The second one is “Talking Shit and Doing The Funky Chicken“. I suppose seeing the dear old Cat doing the “Funky Chicken” is not exactly what we want to do. But c’mon, his poems are strong and dirty enough to open up a booze and cheer on them. Continua a leggere

Spaghetti&Meatballs – Sex, Work, and American Culture Seen Through The Eyes of An Italian Poet

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Get ready to shout “Mamma mia!“, because the collection of poems written by Mendes Biondo is finally out! More than 150 pages filled with poems in English language with the Italian version on the front. A small gift for those who want to enjoy a bit of “parmesan” on reading. Continua a leggere

Messer VerdelaTesta – La Recensione di RAMINGO! Blog

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Lui è irresistibilmente bello, è senza una zampina, è già alla prima ristampa dopo soli sessanta giorni dall’uscita, è divertente e vi travolgerà in un’avventura senza uguali che va dalla Sicilia di Re Tindaro fino al Granducato di Mantova. Di chi stiamo parlando? Ma di Messer VerdelaTesta, ovviamente! Continua a leggere

The sensuality of “She wolf” by Giuseppe Graziosi

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Every tourist would be amazed by visiting the Graziosi’s gipsothèque in Modena. We at the RAMINGO! Blog were fascinated to by these works and, in particular, by the wild beauty of the sculpture “She wolf”, so we would like to tell you the story linked to this plaster sculpture. Continua a leggere