Alex Caldiero (Licodia, IT, 1949)
Alex Caldiero is a poet, polyartist, sonosopher, and scholar of humanities and intermedia. From Sicily, Caldiero immigrated to the United States at age nine and was raised in New York. He was apprenticed to the sculptor Michael Lekakis and the poet-bard Ignazio Buttitta. Caldiero has travelled through Sicily, Sardinia, Turkey, and Greece collecting proverbs, tales, and folk instruments. He is co-founder of “Arba Sicula”, the society for the preservation of the Sicilian language and traditions, and is the co-recipient from the National Endowment for the Arts grant and Utah Performing Arts Tour.