By Don Bogen

from Bagatelles

 

Bagatelles,

mere gestures

                        in dry air,

each pluck a dot,

strokes marked on silence

reaching into the dark. 

 

Beauty is strict,

                          it passes: 

 

an echo, a wedge

of concord, sudden,

broken—Who is going there?

 

An Algebra is an interwoven choice of 8 sequences and 16 person poems, the place photos and words recur in new contexts, connecting and postponing strategies,   emotions and insights. via turns, the poems jump from the general public realm of city decay and outsourcing to the intimacies of kinfolk existence, from a road mime to a haunting dream, from elegy to lyric evocation. Wholeness and brokenness intertwine within the booklet; 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 built, relocating publication by means of a poet who has completed a brand new point of creative expression and skill.

 

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