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CHALDEA and I DIG GIRLS is a collection of 25 poems and one short story by Nick Tosches
Nick Tosches
Nick Tosches is an American journalist, novelist, biographer, and poet of Albanian and Italian descent.- Life :After different odd-jobs, Tosches started writing with poetry and rock-'n'-roll magazines, including Creem, Fusion, and Rolling Stone.Tosches' second book, a biography of Jerry Lee Lewis...

. Selections were previously published in such places as Open City
Open city
In war, in the event of the imminent capture of a city, the government/military structure of the nation that controls the city will sometimes declare it an open city, thus announcing that they have abandoned all defensive efforts....

, Contents, Lowest Common Denominator, GQ, Long Shot and Smokes Like a Fish. The cover features an engraving of Mithraic Kronos
Kronos can refer to:*Cronus, a Titan, the father of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Demeter, Hera, and Chiron.In business*Kronos Foods, the world's largest manufacturer of gyrosIn computing...

 from AD 190. The first edition
First edition
The bibliographical definition of an edition includes all copies of a book printed “from substantially the same setting of type,” including all minor typographical variants.- First edition :...

 was limited to 537 copies, 26 were numbered A-Z, and 11 were signed by the author.

Chaldea or Chaldaea , from Greek , Chaldaia; Akkadian ; Hebrew כשדים, Kaśdim; Aramaic: ܟܐܠܕܘ, Kaldo) was a marshy land located in modern-day southern Iraq which came to briefly rule Babylon...

 refers to portion of Babylon
Babylon was an Akkadian city-state of ancient Mesopotamia, the remains of which are found in present-day Al Hillah, Babil Province, Iraq, about 85 kilometers south of Baghdad...

 that included the southern Tigris
The Tigris River is the eastern member of the two great rivers that define Mesopotamia, the other being the Euphrates. The river flows south from the mountains of southeastern Turkey through Iraq.-Geography:...

 and Euphrates
The Euphrates is the longest and one of the most historically important rivers of Western Asia. Together with the Tigris, it is one of the two defining rivers of Mesopotamia...



  1. What the Coptic Guy
    Gospel of Thomas
    The Gospel According to Thomas, commonly shortened to the Gospel of Thomas, is a well preserved early Christian, non-canonical sayings-gospel discovered near Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in December 1945, in one of a group of books known as the Nag Hammadi library...

  2. May the Gods Without Names Redeem Me
  3. Dante in Ravenna
  4. I with a Knife to the Throat of Cybele
    Cybele , was a Phrygian form of the Earth Mother or Great Mother. As with Greek Gaia , her Minoan equivalent Rhea and some aspects of Demeter, Cybele embodies the fertile Earth...

  5. From the Dreambook of Artemidorus
    Artemidorus Daldianus or Ephesius was a professional diviner who lived in the 2nd century. He is known from an extant five-volume Greek work the Oneirocritica, .-Life and work:...

  6. A Feast for the Eyes
  7. Ptolemy II
  8. My Kind of Loving
  9. Old Nick's Song of Songs
  10. The Moist and the Dry
  11. If I were Robert Stack
    Robert Stack
    Robert Stack was an American actor. In addition to acting in more than 40 films, he was the star of the 1959-1963 ABC television series The Untouchables and later served as the host of Unsolved Mysteries.-Early life:...

  12. What I, as Robert Stack, Would Eat
  13. What Bob Stack Et
  14. Invocation
    An invocation may take the form of:*Supplication or prayer.*A form of possession.*Command or conjuration.*Self-identification with certain spirits....

  15. All My Gods Have Always Been Broads
  16. Imperium
  17. Unwilled Prayer of Evil to the Demon of the Meadow
  18. Hymn to Paean
    A paean is a song or lyric poem expressing triumph or thanksgiving. In classical antiquity, it is usually performed by a chorus, but some examples seem intended for an individual voice...

    , Physician to the Gods
  19. Erebos
  20. Erinys
  21. In the Hospital
  22. Ophis Ovum Opium Olé
  23. Contrapasso
  24. Favaglione 9/16/96
  25. All of Gust and Sigh

  1. I Dig Girls

See also

  • Blue Eyes And Exit Wounds
    Blue Eyes And Exit Wounds
    Blue Eyes and Exit Wounds is a spoken word/poetry album by Nick Tosches and Hubert Selby, Jr.-Track listing:#In the Heat of the Night #Only the Lonely#La Vie en Rose#A Tale of Anticipation#Psalm 16...

    , a spoken word collaboration with Hubert Selby, Jr.
    Hubert Selby, Jr.
    Hubert "Cubby" Selby, Jr. was a 20th century American writer. His best-known novels are Last Exit to Brooklyn and Requiem for a Dream . Both novels were later adapted into films within his lifetime....

     containing a few Chaldea poems.
  • fuckthelivingfuckthedead
    fuckthelivingfuckthedead is a recording of a poetry reading given by Nick Tosches at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, on March 24, 2001. The reading was part of the exhibition "Les Années Pop". For a large part of the performance he is backed by a small ensemble of musicians...

    , a live recording of a poetry reading by Tosches which includes many of the poems in this collection
  • For the taking: Vol. I from CHALDEA
    For the taking: Vol. I from CHALDEA
    For the Taking: Volume I - From CHALDEA is an album by Nick Tosches and Rick Whitehurst. It features Tosches reading poetry from his book Chaldea and I Dig Girls set to an electronic soundscape by Whitehurst...

    , an album featuring spoken word performances by Tosches with electronic soundscapes.