Today's poem is "Erik Satie Watusies His Way Into Sound"
from eswhwis

Ravenna Press

Jeff Alessandrelli was born in Reno, NV, and lives in Lincoln, NE, where he co-curates the latest incarnation of The Clean Part Reading Series. His work has appeared in such journals as Denver Quarterly, Octopus, Western Humanities Review, Hotel Amerika, Sentence, Quarterly West and others.

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About Erik Satie Watusies His Way Into Sound:

"Jeff Alessandrelli fractures the idea of Erik Satie into pieces as comforting & ever-strange as the music. Erik Satie Watusies His Way Into Sound is a pastiche of voices & innovative forms, by turns clever, raw & lyric, that shows the inherent variousness of great art & the artist. This is a stunning & challenging book about what it means to love stunning & challenging music."
—Mathias Svalina

"The compositions of Erik Satie transmit the sensation of speaking, and these poems are a great letter inside that speech, a musical philology, speech wrested from rests. Musical silence reveals many kinds of nothing...the nothing is vast and specific and this is how to be in it: Imagine a jukebox that plays nothing but piano music, loud and soft and growing. Imagine a jukebox that plays nothing but Erik Satie."
—Arda Collins

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