Monday, November 20, 2023


 Monobon by William Allegrezza

 Into Poetics 

I start with the essential, the change that I want to see in the reader but get distracted by a revolving door moving dust/hair/bugs/tinsel in a corner and lights blinking in explanation of how we are supposed to walk across a street. The design command surrounds us in lines, texts, arrows, and the conversational undercurrent pokes at the circular motion to break some voice inside me, some Sidney or Shelley. Thus the dogmatic falls away in a word jumble turned sound without intention and spins from all directions at the same time as sense itself at the moment of sensing, for what is reasoning but an order to tumble in front of us even without. 

Sparkles shimmer from multiple angles. 




William Allegrezza edits the press Moria Books and the blogzine Moss Trill, and he teaches at Indiana University Northwest. He has published many poetry books, poetry reviews, articles, translations, short stories, and poems. He founded and curated Series A, a reading series in Chicago, from 2006-2010, and co-curates the Dunes Literary Series now. He is also the publisher of Moria Poetry and editor of Moss Trill. More information about him can be found at


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