Dead to Rights: A Circularity of Glosas

Available now in paperback ($7.50, pp74) (  | | | B&N)

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Ladies and gentlemen, step right up, don’t be shy, and enter the rhyming gyre of glosas, forty-four line rock operas, poetic pas de deux, created by troubadours of the medieval Spanish courts. Dead to Rights: A Circularity of Glosas features eighteen dramatic mini-tales, introduced by quatrains and philosophies that include Poe, Milton, Epictetus and Dickens; spun to effervescence by the spirited Alain C. Dexter.


“Glosas deliver like a compact short story, in stereo; they’re a poetic high energy drink, a double shot espresso of verse. You can read one glosa and read it again several times to experience a kaleidoscope effect of something new with each reread. Or you can take in a whole wallop of them and begin to sense the underlying structure that gives the glosa its… well, glisten.”

— Alain C. Dexter

Dead to Rights: Contributors of Crown Stanzas—

John Milton, Gavriel Navarro, Herman Melville, Friedrich Nietzsche, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, William Butler Yeats, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, John Donne, Rumi, John Keats, William Blake, Rainer Maria Rilke, Epictetus, Saggil-kīnam-ubbib, Enheduanna, Pablo Neruda.

Dead to Rights

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04 Jul 13: Paperback editions of Alain C. Dexter’s book now available in Canada through

14 March 2013 — Book launch day. Read the press release.

15 Responses to Dead to Rights: A Circularity of Glosas

  1. alaincdexter says:

    It may be vain–I mean, it is–to like one’s own book page, but really, Karri Klawiter’s artwork, not to mention the poets, philosophers and novelists who helped me resurrect a dying poetry form, I take my hat off to you. With deepest appreciation, all! Gavriel, I have not forgotten our Mt. Fuji challenge. Up for it? 😉

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