LOVE the eminent international webzine THE CAFÉ IRREAL, and I’m so excited to appear in their pages for the second time with my lyric essay “Forgotten Cities,” a meditation on past cities and past selves inspired by rereading Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities. Profound thanks to editors Greg Evans and Alice Whittenburg.
I returned to Calvino while working on edits and the introduction to a stunning cnf flash by Hart L’Ecuyer at CRAFT that was also inspired by Invisible Cities. This is the first time that my editorial work resulted directly in a publication.
THE CAFE IRREAL has a great archive extending all the way back to 1998. And it’s worth browsing among the strange and eccentric features that their café would include, if there was such a café. Take a look at “At Our Cafe.”