Fire Break

A brilliant new poetic sequence from a leading innovative American poet



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Weight .35 lbs
Dimensions 6.2 × .2 × 8.2 in

Fire Break is a suite of untitled lyric poems which move through a succession of present moments, bringing through the weave both hard-edged engagement and uncommon harmonics. In the mix can be heard messages of desire, physicality, global imbalances, and ultimately, creation.


George Albon’s admirable body of work functions like a musical backbone, bracing us for and facing us into the world.

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ISBN: 978-1-937658-13-7
paperback, 72 pages, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in
Publication Date: 2013

The poems constituting Fire Break are beautiful and moody, but I wonder if the title might be signaling a necessary defensiveness (a controlled burn), a survivalist instinct at work. Albon’s exploration of time and perception seems an effort at forestalling a romantic attachment to the world. To what extent is living in the head a retreat from reality or a further pursuit thereof?

George Albon is the author of the poetry collections Empire Life, Brief Capital of Disturbances, Step, and Momentary Songs. His prose chapbook, Aspiration, was published in 2013. His work has …

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