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An Algebra (Phoenix Poets)

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Publisher Comments:

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 harmony, sudden,

broken—Who goes there?

 

An Algebra is an interwoven collection of eight sequences and sixteen individual poems, where images and phrases recur in new contexts, connecting and suspending thoughts,   emotions and insights. By turns, the poems leap from the public realm of urban decay and outsourcing to the intimacies of family life, from a street mime to a haunting dream, from elegy to lyric evocation. Wholeness and brokenness intertwine in the book; glimpsed patterns and startling disjunctions drive its explorations.

 

An Algebra is a work of changing equivalents, a search for balance in a world of transformation and loss. It is a brilliantly constructed, moving book by a poet who has achieved a new level of imaginative expression and skill.

 

Praise for After the Splendid Display

“In his best work . . . conscience and craft fuse seamlessly, and the result is original and arresting."—The Nation

About the Author

Don Bogen is professor of English at the University of Cincinnati. He is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Luster.

 

 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

 

I

Run

Proteus

A Cage

Wants

Air

Who

Edge

Have To

Swim

Vaporizer

A Language

Flowers

 

II

Variations on an Elegiac Theme

Bagatelles

Barcarole

Sky

Read

Stage

Anything That Happens

Slash

Give It Back

A World

An Algebra

Could Not Speak

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226063133
Author:
Bogen, Don
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Phoenix Poets
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.3 in

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