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Monday, February 28, 2011

Reading Notice: Joel Allegretti at Pianos in Bloomfield NJ on March 7

SAVE THE DATE: RockStar Poets and Writers [Bloomfield Reading Series]
 featuring JOEL ALLEGRETTI on Monday, March 7, 2011

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

I'm the featured poet in the March installment of Rockstar Poets at Pianos, 36 Broad Street in Bloomfield, NJ. The reading is Monday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. I'll read from my chapbook, Thrum, and other work. There's an open mic afterward, so bring something to declaim from the stage.

Hope to see you Monday.

Joel Allegretti

Thrum: Poems a new chapbook by Joel Allegretti from Poets Wear Prada
ISBN 978-0-9841844-4-6, Trade Paperback, 38pp., $12.00

"In Thrum Joel Allegretti, deftly and delightfully, strums his magical musical instrument, which is poetry, as he forges fresh forms of songs and stories that are inspired by strummers' strings. 'Context is everything,' Allegretti reminds us, and we’re planted in the heart of a global ancient/modern orchestra. Prepare yourself for the revelatory performance." --Martine Bellen, Author of Tales of Murasaki and Other Poems, 1997 National Poetry Series selection
"Joel Allegretti's latest collection of poems is as enjoyable as it is different. Thrum takes the reader on a journey that explores known musical instruments, such as the mandolin, dulcimer and fiddle, as well as some not-so-known instruments, such as the oud, koto and theorbo. But what makes this journey unique is that each instrument is in a sense personified as the emotive element of each instrument is brought to life. Allegretti does a wonderful job tuning every poem so that the music of each instrument is realized again and again in the words on the page. An intriguing and must read for anyone who has a sense of all that culminates in the commingling of the arts."--Raymond Hammond, Editor, The New York Quarterly
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