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Martha Cooley

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Martha Cooley lives in Forest Hills, Queens (New York City) and Castiglione del Terziere, Italy--a tiny medieval village populated mainly by cats. A Professor of English at Adelphi University, she formerly taught in the Bennington Writing Seminars, and she leads workshops in creative writing in Tuscany. With her husband Antonio Romani, she translates fiction and poetry from Italian.

Library HeavenTo get inside the Biblioteca Nazionale di F...




Library Heaven

To get inside the Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze, you first have to request a library card. Which means speaking with a certain Signor d’Onofrio, white-haired and voluble, who’ll make you fill out a form while he peppers you with questions and comments.
          What’re you looking for, he’ll ask.
          A book of poems, Antonio and I answer him.
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“In a few minutes I heard the books' voices: a low, steady, unsupressible hum. I'd heard it many times before. I've always had a finely tuned ear for a library's accumulations of echo and desire. Libraries are anything but hushed.”
Martha Cooley, The Archivist

“With a little effort, anything can be shown to connect with anything else: existence is infinitely cross-referenced. And everything has more than one definition. ”
Martha Cooley, The Archivist

“With a little effort, anything can be shown to connect with anything else: existence is infinitely cross-referenced.”
Martha Cooley, The Archivist

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