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George Albon
George Albon is the author of Empire Life (Littoral Books), Thousands Count Out Loud (lyric & press), Brief Capital of Disturbances (Omnidawn), and Step (The Post-Apollo Press). Chapbooks include King (Meow Press), Transit Rock (Duration Press), and Reading Pole (Seeing Eye Books). His work has appeared in Hambone, New American Writing, O Anthology 4, Avec Sampler 1, The New Review of Literature, and the anthologies The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative American Poetry, Bay Poetics, and Blood and Tears: Poems for Matthew Shepard. His essay "The Paradise of Meaning" was the George Oppen Memorial Lecture for 2002. He lives and works in San Francisco.

"George Albon's Momentary Songs sound the possibilities of forwardness and hope in a surrounding twilight of unprecedented venality. Using a variety of registers—lyrical inquiry, Blakean exhortation, the satirical spiel of Morgenstern's Gallows Songs—they search for alternative states (public ones, affective ones) as well as offer a probe on what has come to pass."
- Rodney Koeneke

from Momentary Songs



George Albon
First I was bruised
but that was just oaths.
Later I came down
in clean sports clothes.

Short sleeves, khakis,
mint-green convertible.
Watched numbers spin round
and him take the ball.

So much dead air
I want to claim
but objects are near,
no overtime.



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