The Body in Equipoise: Poems

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Dezember 2014



"A work at once finely tuned, vast, and surprising, Joel Allegretti's The Body in Equipose is, indeed, the 'human being squaring the circle,' with its 'nervous system. . .a radio tuned to the soundtrack of life.' Or perhaps this more accurately describes Allegretti himself, who in deft and subtle strokes has created a poetics from the bones and beams of centuries of architectural history (not to mention modern art) that is somehow both erudite and enduring, light and air filled-much like its inspiration. Further evidence of the highly original, remarkable work coming out of our small presses today."
-Lynne DeSilva-Johnson,
Managing Editor, The Operating System

"Joel Allegretti tells us, 'I am a creature of rooms.' Each of his stanzas is cantilevered above corridors of memory. The ghosts of Mies van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen, Antoni Gaudi, and Frank Gehry create 'dwelling[s] in the shape of the shapeless.' This architect of words voices selves, with linguistic sinew, with etymological marrow. The poet avers, 'Under the wing of a great architecture / marble recovers its identity.' His personae chart peregrinations from the known to spires of the ineffable. With alacrity, the reader climbs each annealed line, arriving at a thrilling new language that is uniquely Allegretti's."

-Dean Kostos,
Author of This Is Not a Skyscraper
(Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award winner)
and Rivering
EAN: 9781938812460
ISBN: 1938812468
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2014
Seitenanzahl: 40 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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