Joel Allegretti is the author of five collections of poetry and a novella, Our Dolphin (Thrice Publishing, 2016). His second book, Father Silicon (The Poet’s Press, 2006), was selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006. Platypus, his next full-length collection, is forthcoming from NYQ Books. He is the editor of Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (NYQ Books, 2015), the first anthology of poetry about the mass medium. Allegretti has published his poems in The New York Quarterly, Barrow Street, Smartish Pace, PANK, and many other national journals, as well as in journals published in Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and India. His fiction has appeared in The MacGuffin, The Adroit Journal, and The Nassau Review, among other literary journals. His performance texts and theater pieces have been staged at La MaMa, Medicine Show Theatre, the Cornelia Street Café, and SideWalk Café, all in New York. Allegretti is represented in more than twenty anthologies; among them are Clash by Night (CityLit Press, 2015) and Token Entry: New York City Subway Poems (Smalls Books, 2012). Allegretti wrote the texts for three song cycles by Frank Ezra Levy, whose work is released on Naxos American Classics. He is a member of the Academy of American Poets and ASCAP.

Joel Allegretti is a contributor to Nerve Lantern issues 6, 8, and suppl. 1.


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