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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with JoAnn Locktov

Here is the third installment of the new interview series, “Venice, My Muse.” Today we’ll hear from JoAnn Locktov, editor of the Dream of Venice series. JoAnn established Bella Figura Publications in 2014, as an imprint dedicated to publishing books … Continue reading

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Arriva!

My Marco Polo plaque successfully traveled to its destination. My friends Carol and Linda were in Venice last week and delivered my creation to  Carrion Gallery on Giudecca. Here’s Manuel Carrion holding my square. Now the square will become part … Continue reading

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Spying with Marco Polo

Remember the exhibit in Venice commemorating Casanova with over a thousand mosaic tiles? It’s called “Spying on History with Casanova.” Well, artist Manuel Carrión has begun a new project honoring famed Venetian traveler Marco Polo. Here’s a video from the … Continue reading

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Conference Connections 1

UCLA hosted its Casanova Conference, “Libertine Legend,” on January 22 and 23. I hope I can convey how exciting this was for me to attend! To geek out with other Casanova experts, to be able to refer to people like … Continue reading

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The Millions

A friend recently wrote to me asking about Marco Polo’s house. Apparently, there is a lot of information (and possibly misinformation) about what is left of the Polo family house in Venice. I’m writing from my home in California, so … Continue reading

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Time for a Photo

  This week my students have been studying various empires in their World History class. I’ve been trying to help them prepare for a test (I’m an academic resource counselor besides being an English teacher), and they’ve had all these … Continue reading

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Seductive Marco

“She hid from her enemies amid a seductive array of islands, 118 in all. Damp, dark, cloistered, and crowded, she perched on rocks and silt.” (11) So starts Laurence Bergreen’s book Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu. Venice is so … Continue reading

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