Sunday, September 4, 2016


excerpt from A Skin Chance in the Gash Matter


I want this poem to be cut-up and stitched into something taxidermists would be proud of.

Do not vanish into an organ, little bunny. Long for no survivors.
     This thought relies on taut skin and a necrotic flush of fur.
 We wrote in our journals eat me, or at least parts of me.

She sold me even before I was out of her womb. My ear was already half-bitten. Milk teeth sore with weak. I lost them on a bed of stones. Do you remember shards of gems the color of opal? Gumming at centipedes and millipedes, my heart forlorn with wilted petals.
I want this poem to know exactly what its innards look like.

I want the openness of skeletons. See this? A curve of precise scalpels, steel-plucked iris.

  My bunny-vision in ultraviolet. A frightened white eye. A pupil of stun. Stunned, little bunny, stun.
I want to turn my tongue inside out, taste backwards.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Book Review

Step Below
Selected Poems 2000-2015
Meritage Press
ISBN 9781934299104
William Allegrezza

Step Below: Selected Poems 2000-2015, by William Allegrezza, is a compilation of poems from various past works. From the beginning, one encounters lingo--an onslaught of words spaced into pauses. The first poem sets the tone for experimental landscapes, urging the reader to challenge language.

                      re latin  g   th e   sir  ens   scre  am  p ul ling

Words stretch along the page almost sensually. Although the words are pulling from one corner to the other, there is no sense of choppiness or abrupt severing. Quite the opposite. The words separate smoothly, methodically.
As this collection progresses, the experimentation and imagery increases. Letters jump out on the page, emboldened. Words dance atop other words and collide. Yet these words are not just randomly placed. Allegrezza is trained in the amalgamation of sense and poignancy, all the while, holding true to the playfulness of experimentation. 
Step Below is a rich compilation of Allegrezza's finest works. Each poem teeters on the edge of profundity and poignancy. Step Below challenges and pulls forth, from the shadows, ghosts of vision and great depth.                    

Sunday, March 27, 2016

New Publication

I am very excited to announce four poems have been published in Horse Less Review. These poems are a part of my full-length work-in-progress, A Late Sketch of Final Doves.

Horse Less Review

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Sprung Poems

New publication--three poems at Sprung Poetry