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New Poetry and Recent Reads

New Poetry and Recent Reads

Spinozablue welcomes new poetry from John Grey and Alessio Zanelli.   Michael Gorra’s The Saddest Words (2021) is an intellectual griffin of sorts: a serious literary biography, a thoroughly researched history of an era, and a thought-provoking, fearless, and moral accounting of our past. Departing from most biographies of Faulkner, Gorra focuses primarily on how the Civil War, slavery, and its aftermath influenced his major novels and best short stories. In close readings of his work and life, he demonstrates…

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Alessio Zanelli Resets Time

Alessio Zanelli Resets Time

Wish Like a branch the gale has rent from a tree and cast in the water down the river of disquietude my wish longs for the mouth the end of the run the flow into the sea of unmet desires wary of shoals and shores of piers and abutments asway in the current to the most universal and singular of keys— soul’s ol’ sole sol.   Cosmagony Each time a life is taken, wrapped in antique silence, devoured by utter…

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Campari Smiles: New Poems by Alessio Zanelli

Campari Smiles: New Poems by Alessio Zanelli

SMILE   You often seem to smile even when asleep, light wrinkles on your forehead, a barely audible hiss from your nose. Your smile, by night as by day, emanates not just from your lips and gaze, but also from your chin, cheeks and temples, from how your whole body lies on the bed or moves around. It goes beyond corporeity, is smoothly metaphysical, and metamental. Your smile, and your letting me draw so heavily and freely from it, as…

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The Way of the Harvest

The Way of the Harvest

Spinozablue welcomes in the month of October with new poetry from Alessio Zanelli, Kyle Hemmings and Joshua Bocher.     *     *     *     *     *   Hilary Sideris, one of our contributors, has a new book of poems out. It’s called Sweet Flag, and you can purchase it through Finishing Line Press. Congratulations, Hilary!    

Alessio Zanelli: Of Leaps and old Booksellers

Alessio Zanelli: Of Leaps and old Booksellers

White Mulberries One Indian file resists the advance of pylons and smokestacks, right at the bottom of the hollow between the main embankments. Forsaken sentries captive at home, ashy relics of earth, air, water and fire. This land has forgotten that once it teemed with countless arrays. They know and strive to last till worms return to claim what’s theirs.   Of Leaps And Old Booksellers Did you notice the limper? It could leap, but hardly walk. And the beached…

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New Poetry and a Short Film

New Poetry and a Short Film

We have some new poetry on tap from Sheema Kalbasi, Alessio Zanelli and Tony Jones. Sheema also tipped me off to a very good short film and hopes our readers will view the movie here. The filmmaker in question, Hossein Martin Fazeli, is also a poet. One I hope to publish here soon.   __________   If I had another life to live, I think I would be a filmmaker. The ability to make art that way, to combine prose,…

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The Shriek: New Poems by Alessio Zanelli

The Shriek: New Poems by Alessio Zanelli

The Shriek On the edge of her lip, like a car balanced on the brink of a precipice, the shriek has halted, swaying. Just one spasm, and all of her anger would gush down noisily, sweeping sighs and placid thoughts away. We could try to rescue those inside the shaky car before it plunges to the bottom of the crag, but nothing curable is in that mouthful of vibrations. And the force of a thousand hurricanes locked in a chest…

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Quick Note

Quick Note

We have a new interview on tap below. This time with Alessio Zanelli, an Italian poet who has graced our pages before. It’s often interesting to get a sense of the working methods and inspiraton behind contemporary artists, and interviews are a good way of doing that. I also think it’s important to support them. So many of us choose to read great works of writers long gone, and fail to see the art right in front of our noses….

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An Interview with Alessio Zanelli

An Interview with Alessio Zanelli

  Alan Corkish interviews Alessio Zanelli . . . You can visit the Erbacce Poetry Journal here.   Alan: Hy Alessio and welcome to erbacce … I just typed into google the words ‘Alessio Zanelli poet’ and got swamped with hits, I gave up counting how many hits after I reached the 200 mark. Most of what I got is detail about your work, where you live in Italy, how English is your adopted literary tongue etc., but what erbacce…

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Quick Update . . .

Quick Update . . .

  Some new works to peruse: Rick Diguette’s amusing display of evolutionary erudition, plus new Poetry from Tony Jones and Alessio Zanelli. Will be gearing up shortly for Bloom’s Day on the 16th, taking our readers as close as we can to Dublin, Ireland, without actually blogging from Dublin. James Joyce being one of the patron saints of this journal, whether he knows that or not . . . . As always, please feel free to comment on any or…

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