Joel Allegretti is the author of four collections of poetry:
Europa/Nippon/New York: Poems/Not-Poems (Poets Wear Prada, 2012);
Thrum (Poets Wear Prada, 2010);
Father Silicon (The Poet’s Press, 2006), selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006, a list that included novels by Cormac McCarthy and Thomas Pynchon;
The Plague Psalms (The Poet’s Press, 2000).
Allegretti’s poems have appeared in Smartish Pace, PANK, The New York Quarterly, Maintenant: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing & Art, MARGIE, Fulcrum and many other national journals, as well as in The Best American Poetry blog and journals published in Canada, the United Kingdom and India.
His anthology appearances include:
Divining Divas (Lethe Press, 2012), alongside Mark Doty, David Trinidad and Timothy Liu;
Token Entry: New York City Subway Poems (Smalls Books, 2012), which includes work by Langston Hughes, Hart Crane, Muriel Rukeyser, Billy Collins and Edward Hirsch;
Chance of a Ghost (Helicon Nine Editions, 2005), which includes poems by Dana Gioia, Naomi Shihab Nye, James Tate and Charles Simic.
Allegretti’s fiction has appeared in Think Journal, The Adroit Journal, autolycus: rogue literary journal and Petrichor Machine, among other periodicals. His Aqua: A Play in One Repeated Act was a semifinalist in the 2010 KNOCK International Play Contest.
He wrote the texts for three song cycles by Frank Ezra Levy, whose work is released on Naxos American Classics.
Allegretti is a member of the Academy of American Poets and ASCAP.