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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 number of 8 sequences and 16 person poems, the place pictures and words recur in new contexts, connecting and postponing strategies,   emotions and insights. by means of turns, the poems jump from the general public realm of city decay and outsourcing to the intimacies of relatives 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 an international of transformation and loss. it's a brilliantly developed, relocating booklet by means of a poet who has completed a brand new point of inventive expression and skill.


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