calepino

(noun)
ka-leh-pee-NOH

DEFINITION*

A lingering thought; a distracting idea or obsession; a nagging worry

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Each issue of The Calepino explores a singular obsession or ‘calepino.’ Printed in a small edition of fifty copies, with added objects and extras inserted within to make each copy unique.

The Calepino is an independent ‘zine of the Curbside Museum, a small museum in a fence. Created by Enza Apa and published annually, or when a calepino festers.

* The word “calepino” is of southern Italian dialect, specific (I believe) to a small village in Calabria. Uncovering the history and linguistic geography of this word has recently become a new calepino to explore.