To Eat

love of art poem

Poem

I would rather
starve
on the streets
of Florence
Naples
or Rome
than eat
well here
at home

They say
one cannot survive
on culture
art
or architecture
alone
but here in this
barren wasteland
we eat ourselves
towards a bitter
death.

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photograph by Jonathan Körner

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Sergio Remon Alvarez

Born in Madrid Sergio moved to New York City at a young age. He studied playwriting under Karl Friedman and theater at Purchase College. After college, Sergio moved to Alta, Utah where he was a dish washer, waiter, handyman, ski repairman, firefighter and free-skier. Upon his return to New York City, Sergio has alternately been a bookseller, boxer, painter, translator, graphic artist, jazz musician, and writer. He studied creative writing at Gotham Writer's Workshop, the Unterberg Center for Poetry, the St Marks Poetry Project, and New York University. He currently splits his time living in New York and Madrid. He runs with the bulls in Pamplona.

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