Contemporary Poetry

An Algebra (Phoenix Poets) by Don Bogen

By Don Bogen

from 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 pictures and words recur in new contexts, connecting and postponing ideas,   emotions and insights. by means of turns, the poems jump from the general public realm of city decay and outsourcing to the intimacies of relations 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 adjusting equivalents, a look for stability in a global of transformation and loss. it's a brilliantly built, relocating e-book by way of a poet who has accomplished a brand new point of creative expression and skill.


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