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Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles: Phillis - Licia By Thomas Lodge
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Giles Fletcher, the Elder (c. 1548–1611) was an English... More > poet and diplomat, member of the English Parliament.Giles Fletcher was the son of Richard Fletcher, vicar of Bishop's Stortford.Fletcher was born in Watford, Hertfordshire. He spent his early life at Cranbrook before entering Eton College about 1561. From there, Fletcher continued his education at King's College, Cambridge, where he was appointed a fellow in 1568 and gained his B.A. in the academic year 1569-70.Studying Greek and poetry, Fletcher contributed to the translation of several of Demosthenes' orations. On 22 March 1572, Fletcher became a lecturer in King's and held this position until March the following year, until he became a lecturer in Greek, a position which he held until Michaelmas term 1579. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giles_Fletcher,_the_Elder< Less
Elizabethan Sonnet-Cycles: Delia - Diana By Henry Constable
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Henry Constable (1562 – 9 October 1613) was an English... More > poet, known particularly for Diana, one of the first English sonnet sequences. In 1591 he converted to Catholicism, and lived in exile on the continent for some years. He returned to England at the accession of King James, but was soon a prisoner in the Tower and in the Fleet. He died an exile at Liege in 1613.Henry Constable, born in Newark-on-Trent in 1562, was the only child of Sir Robert Constable (d. 12 November 1591) and Christiana Dabridgecourt, widow of Anthony Forster, and daughter of John Dabridgecourt of Langdon Hall, Warwickshire. His paternal grandparents were Sir Robert Constable (before 1495 – 29 October 1558) and Katherine Manners, the daughter of George Manners, 11th Baron de Ros, and sister of Thomas Manners, 1st Earl of Rutland. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Constable< Less
The 62 Loose Sonnets By Derek Luptak
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The 62 Loose Sonnets of Derek Luptak are an experiment in form and style. Reflecting upon faith, nature and self-expression, Derek Luptak weaves an interconnected tapestry in which each thread is... More > worth a closer look. This cycle of poetry illuminates the in-between places in our lives, while simultaneously affirming the "shards of eternity" that we find in our own "fractured reenactments of a speckled reality."< Less
The 62 Loose Sonnets By Derek Luptak
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The 62 Loose Sonnets of Derek Luptak are an experiment in form and style. Reflecting upon faith, nature and self-expression, Derek Luptak weaves an interconnected tapestry in which each thread is... More > worth a closer look. This cycle of poetry illuminates the in-between places in our lives, while simultaneously affirming the "shards of eternity" that we find in our own "fractured reenactments of a speckled reality."< Less
Manhattan Falling Past Me to the Sky By Ward McBurney
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A sonnet cycle illuminating certain aspects of a young theater student's experiences at the Circle in the Square in New York City from 1983 to 1984.
When You Bit... By Adam Fieled
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Not all vampirism transpires on a grassy hill deep in the Carpathians. We may all, in fact, be vampires: blood-crazed, hungry, equipped with sharp teeth for a life-and-death struggle. The struggle is... More > for love, in all of its myriad manifestations: physical, emotional, spiritual. In When You Bit…, Adam Fieled has crafted what may be the first post-avant sonnet cycle. It concerns these themes; how we feed on each other, consume each others’ vital resources, prey upon weaknesses to get those first teeth-marks in. In these sonnets, we see a sensibility equal parts Barrett Watten and Sir Philip Sidney; the post-avant impulse towards openness meeting a Renaissance-like ideal of courtly love, phenomenological inquiry, and good old-fashioned heartache. The goal, perpetually renewed in the text, is always the same: to make the reader complicit in attacks on frigidity and an embrace of the artfully carnal.< Less
In the Eye of the Red-Tailed Hawk: An Essay on Love By Don Washburn
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Love after 70? How about love, betrayal and the transcendant pursuit of yet another "Dark Lady" in literature? Washburn's sonnets, composed with amazing grace and fluency as a diary during... More > his doomed romance, combines utterly modern language and a wry self-awareness with a classical ease. The reader is propelled into this taut narrative, nearly forgetting the formal rules and boundaries of the sonnet. The poet's engagement with Sufi mysticism adds a special grace to the denouement of loss and abandonment. We are proud to publish this new landmark in the genre of the sonnet-cycle.< Less
Among the White Roots By Bethany W Pope
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Among the White Roots is an underworld journey told in double-acrostic sonnets, deconstructed acrostic sestina cycles, and an acrostic specular, all weaving together the voices of birds, the dead,... More > weapons, gods, and of course, our narrator. The entrance to hell awaits--in Swindon.< Less
Fungi From Yuggoth By H P Lovecraft
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H.P. Lovecraft’s famous cosmic sonnet cycle, along with selected complimentary poems and prose fragments, lavishly illustrated by D M Mitchell, editor of the acclaimed Lovecraftian anthology... More > The Starry Wisdom. The book’s visuals parallel rather than literally illustrate the texts, drawing out a lineage for Lovecraft’s work far from that usually attributed to him, that of ‘gothic horror’ or pessimistic Science Fiction. They dig into roots of Symbolism, Surrealism, Esoterica, and trace his descent via the posthuman texts of William S. Burroughs and David Britton.< Less
The Repressed Memories of Iyan Igma By Iyan Igma
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This is an adolescent's collection of poetry, fables, and the random prose wanderings of the mind. It is chock full of sarcasm and references to sex and drugs. Many of the works are self-portraits,... More > though notably not those in the first few chapters--the ones Puritans should never read. Topics include: Christianity, Deism, Sin, Love, Santa, Friendship, Ostracism, Nature, the Military, History, Aliens, Murder, Hypocrisy, Fame, Sleep, Zombies, Revenge, Women, Perspective, Bananas, Vampires, TV, Travels, Dreams, Making Beds, and Perfection, et cetera. Some sections that deserve special mention are: *To You, which is a sonnet cycle *Haiku's to No One, which is a poem written haiku-based stanzas *The Lewd Reference Dictionary, which sets forth the true (and unknown) meanings for expletives *Widdles, which are feeble attempts at riddles.< Less