Fall/Winter 2016

Ed Coletti


We may have taken it all for granted
as, for example, Dizzy Gillespie or
the clarity of a Chinese bell which
is a good example of what I call
a “Dizzy Gillespie” ringing out.
Or the frantic wail of my terrier Sam
deeply interested in the gardener’s song.
Just more of this “Dizzy Gillespie”
a state of high being separate
from what may be going down all
around us at any given ordinary
unnoticed moment unconsidered,
But when Dizzy Gillespie decidedly jumps in,
we do notice and that is what really—is.
We really ought to notice because a
“Dizzy Gillespie” is a what-really-is moment.


Ed Coletti grew up on Long Island and studied under Robert Creeley in San Francisco (1970-71). Poems appear in The Brooklyn Rail, North American Review, ZYZZYVA, Spillway, Big Bridge, and Kentucky Review. Most recent poetry collection The Problem With Breathing (Edwin Smith Publishing –Little Rock- 2015).



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