The poem “Nighthawks” written and spoken by Albert DeGenova was conceptualized and produced by Albert’s son Max DeGenova.
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Please click the image above to listen to this radio show. Author Pamela Steele and Poet Albert DeGenova Return to Louisville for Spalding Residency. This weekend marks the beginning of Spalding University’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing program’s semi-annual residency. Alumni Albert DeGenova and Pamela Steele are in Louisville as part of the residency, […]
Albert DeGenova reads dwell in possibility (26, May 2012) Albert DeGenova is the author of two books of poetry, The Blueing Hours and BackBeat, as well as two chapbooks, Postcards to Jack and A Tender Spot. He is also the publisher and co-editor of After Hours, a journal of Chicago writing and art. DeGenova is […]
[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/9aI7yO1dwW8″ width=”840″ height=”692″ wmode=”transparent” /] Al DeGenova reads his poem “When Asked” with Cole DeGenova on keyboards at the Omniphonic Challenge (battle of the poetry bands) in Chicago, October 1, 2010. Al DeGenova and Charlie Rossiter are the performance poetry duo AvantRetro. They took first place in the Omniphonic Challenge 2010.
[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/wZgyHqMsNn8″ width=”840″ height=”692″ wmode=”transparent” /] Al DeGenova reads his poem Enough Space and plays sax with Cole DeGenova on keyboards at the Omniphonic Challenge (battle of the poetry bands) in Chicago, October 1, 2010. Al DeGenova and Charlie Rossiter are the performance poetry duo AvantRetro. They took first place in the Omniphonic Challenge 2010.
Second expanded edition of Postcards to Jack now available from RedBee Editions, an imprint of Argus House Press. Order here. One of the best things about Al DeGenova’s Postcards to Jack is that it is aware that a book is a performance (and certainly part of the credit for this goes to Matt Barton […]
This study, “Bop Prosody, Jazz, and the Practice of Spontaneous Poetics,” explores the disparate concepts of jazz poetry while explaining the distinctions between the terms stated in the title. Through close readings of Hayden Carruth’s collection of jazz essays in Sitting In and through the writings of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and others, to write […]
The Blueing Hours moves from darkness to light – the reader moves from passion to doubt to the struggle to survive intact – in a brilliantly structured book which carries the reader to dawn. This isn’t surprising for here is a poet who does not want to trade Earth for Heaven or Hell. Al is […]