Poetry. Environmental Studies. Alvergue's second full-length collection of poetry is an eco-historical meditation on the relationship between landscape and language. GIST : RIFT : DRIFT : BLOOM was composed between Buffalo, New York and Eau Claire, Wisconsin. As a sort of interstice, definitions give pause to the continued evolution of language in the poetry, where a word is planted early. Compressed by language, or carried off by sketches and through space, these words bloom elsewhere.