By Don Bogen
in dry air,
each pluck a dot,
strokes marked on silence
reaching into the dark.
Beauty is strict,
an echo, a wedge
of concord, sudden,
broken—Who is going there?
An Algebra is an interwoven selection of 8 sequences and 16 person poems, the place photographs and words recur in new contexts, connecting and postponing options, emotions and insights. through turns, the poems jump from the general public realm of city decay and outsourcing to the intimacies of relations existence, from a road mime to a haunting dream, from elegy to lyric evocation. Wholeness and brokenness intertwine within the publication; glimpsed styles and startling disjunctions force its explorations.
An Algebra is a piece of fixing equivalents, a look for stability in an international of transformation and loss. it's a brilliantly developed, relocating ebook via a poet who has completed a brand new point of creative expression and skill.
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