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William Allegrezza’s Collective Instant brings together two chapbooks and a series of new works, including "Tracings from the Front," an extended piece exploring the language of conflict stripped and fragmented from its context. The poems in Collective Instant aim towards meanings, hope for meaning, while showing the inevitable absences between understanding and world, between the wild and ordered.
from Collective Instant
a poetics when i’ve placed a word it drifts scattering on the rocks facing me so that what i think i’ve written unbecomes itself as soon as it leaves me.
placed a word
think i’ve written
as soon as
it leaves me.
near the green folds of sheets that
but the searing
dripped through silence
anxious to flee
gaining in its place
fissures on the temple’s frieze
age to add to fragility.
Readings by Bill Allegrezza of these & other poems from Collective Instant can be accessed through this link.