Who asked my opinion, anyway?

Well, no one. So here are a few paragraphs about me and this blog and where I’m coming from. It will only take a moment to read them.

I’m a dual Italian-American citizen living in Italy. From 2008-2013 I wrote a monthly column, Man About Rome, for The American, an online magazine about Italy and Italian life. I advocate free speech and free thought,


The opinions expressed on this blog are mine. They do not reflect the views of my wife, mother or workplace. I am not a spokesperson for any association. It’s just me ranting, trying to make sense of the world around me. I hope this is clear. 

Some personal information

I love comedy, science, language, literature and music. My favorite band is the Velvet Underground. My favorite food is sushi. I drink lots of coffee, love the beach and read voraciously. The last novel I really enjoyed was Solar by Ian McEwan (subject to change). Laughter is the spice of life, pace Epictetus.

If you want to read only one post…

→ This country is rotten and it will never change, no matter what

…and another thing

I also write and translate poetry. My work can be read in Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Pivot, BigCityLit, The New Formalist, Battered Suitcase, the New Yorker, the Journal of Italian Translation and Poetry Salzburg Review.

Contact me at: marcdimartino at gmail dot com. I’m not at all as misanthropic as I seem.