“The friction begins because of cultural differences that can be tricky to reconcile, but it’s clear to the audience that there are just as many striking similarities.” Arturo Desimone reviews the performance “The Kingdom of Fire and Clay”, featuring storytellers from Iran and Israel in the Netherlands.Read More
Arturo Desimone’s poetry and fiction have appeared in Hamilton Stone Review, New Orleans Review, Jewrotica, Small Axe Salon, and the Acentos Review. He was born and raised on the island Aruba. At the age of 23 he emigrated to the Netherlands, and after seven years began to lead a nomadic life-style that brought him to live in such places as post-revolutionary Tunisia. He is currently based between Buenos Aires and the Netherlands.
“The immigrant keeps alive a period of history, with customs, memories and words that have become archaic and yet remain an existential necessity.” Arturo Desimone analyses his experience at the “Read My World” lit fest in Amsterdam.Read More
“Slow in learning how to make bombs, front restaurants or forge dollars,/ I studied Liberation Theology/ in cloud monasteries, near the wells and goatherd-routes…” Weekend poem, by Arturo Desimone.Read More
“But by sundown their empathy has its limit for me…/a jew to be despised.” Weekend poem, by Arturo Desimone.Read More