An Algebra (Phoenix Poets) by Don Bogen

By Don Bogen

An Algebra is an interwoven number of 8 sequences and 16 person poems, the place photographs and words recur in new contexts, connecting and postponing innovations, feelings and insights. via turns, the poems bounce from the general public realm of city decay and outsourcing to the intimacies of kinfolk existence, from a highway mime to a haunting dream, from elegy to lyric evocation. Wholeness and brokenness intertwine within the ebook; glimpsed styles and startling disjunctions force its explorations.

An Algebra is a piece of fixing equivalents, a look for stability in a global of transformation and loss. it's a brilliantly built, relocating ebook by means of a poet who has accomplished a brand new point of resourceful expression and talent.

Show description

Read or Download An Algebra (Phoenix Poets) PDF

Similar poetry books

Betting on the Muse: Poems and Stories

Having a bet at the Muse is a mix of hilarious poetry and tales. Charles Bukowski writes in regards to the genuine lifetime of a operating guy and all that includes it.

Browning: Selected Poems (Longman Annotated English Poets)

Robert Browning (1812 – 1889) was once one of many defining figures of the Victorian age. recognized in his lifetime for his elopement and marriage to Elizabeth Barratt, his serious recognition grew gradually within the years following her early dying. Browning’s mastery of dramatic verse used to be glaring all through his occupation, from such chillingly unforgettable monologues as ‘My final Duchess’ and ‘Porphyria’ to the mature paintings incorporated in his assortment Dramatis Personae.

Songs of Something Else: Selected Poems of Gunnar Ekelof (Princeton Legacy Library)

Post yr word: initially released in 1982.
-------------------------

Translators Leonard Nathan and James Larson current seventy-five poems from Gunnar Ekelof's heart part (1938-1959), a interval that observed the construction of his richest and so much enduring poetry.

Alcools (Athlone French Poets) (French Edition)

Guiilaume Apollinaire, a number one determine among the younger writers and artists in France until eventually his dying in 1918, released 'Alcools', his first ebook of poems, in 1913. With its wide selection of verse kinds and contrasting registers of favor, 'Alcools' had a substantial impression on Surrealist poetry. The poems offer a excellent instance of the lyrical paintings during which the paradoxes of Apollinaire are held in excessive poetic rigidity.

Additional resources for An Algebra (Phoenix Poets)

Example text

S -r£2) VJlL-LiAtf l . MOû/iE j u/££K i J pu . ■ »ipf i N /TE1. ----AMD VJfiûTS u W ofiK -------------- HE Of F : ! = lr : J //r i CAQW S * « MUST C0/ M U S f Go f ß m m I 1W m AhJD HE SET OUT A - L O /J f ___ '=* THE BALLAD OF THE LETTER CARRIER WILLIAM L. MOORE OF BALTIMORE who w alked alone into the Southern States in 1963. H e protested against the persecution of the Negroes. H e was shot after one week. T h ree bullets struck him in the forehead. S UNDAY Sunday he rested, W illiam L . Moore, After a week of work.

I wanted to read And thought of nothing, T o go to the movies A nd knew the film. I went to a bar A nd was alone. I was hungry A nd had a couple of drinks. I wanted to be alone A nd was among people. I wanted to breathe And couldn’t find the exit. I saw a woman W ho is often here. I saw a man W ho stared into his beer. I saw two dogs W ho did what dogs do. I saw human beings W ho laughed at this too. I saw a man W ho fell in the snow It didn’t hurt him H e’d been drinking so. And over the ice T h e cold made me run Through the alleys to you T o whom all this is unknown.

31 4 If Mary visits me at night Frank Villon, for our sins, Goes strolling on the W all which scares T h e guards out of their skins. T h e bullets pass right through Villon But not a drop of blood Flows from the bullet holes they make, Just red wine in a flood. Then for a joke he makes a harp Out of the W all’s barbed wire T h e guards accompany the tune And keep time while they fire. And only when I am almost Drained dry by good Marie And she gets up to go to work Down in the town does he Return and cough up several pounds Of lead with much to-do.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.73 of 5 – based on 25 votes