I wrote an English free verse and a Filipino sestina
CH Over the years, you've written in numerous traditional forms and have given readers some remarkable pantoums and sestinas
She personalizes the sestina
and the villanelle in ways that echo Elizabeth Bishop--form and subject matter coexist seamlessly--but she takes her sestinas
to destinations where Bishop never would have dared venture: the antiwar protest, the bedroom, and, most memorably, the strip club.
Or had become scarce, before the present vogue for villanelles, sestinas
, ghazals, and other forms imported into (though never fully dissolved into) English poetry.
Fennelly shows off enviable poetic range throughout Unmentionables, writing sestinas
, tercets, sprawling free verse, a fourteen-section homage to and revamping of Berryman's Dream Songs, yet she is not brassy, not showy, though it's clear you're reading a new master.
Their styles and concerns are quite different: Gingerich's poems, mainly in free verse, often turn on negotiations with "plain" Swiss Mennonite identity, while Nickel offers sonnets, sestinas
and other traditional forms, with the Russian Mennonite experience of trauma and exile as her reference point.
He does this in five chapters, which focus on twentieth-century and contemporary developments of sestinas
, ghazals, love sonnets, heroic couplets, and ballads.
To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, March 2003: A new addition to the poetry novel genre, Keesha's House is composed of sonnets and sestinas
in both traditional and creative structures.
Yet on first reading, the form is not noticeable; likewise, the forms of O'Siadhail's sonnets, terza rimas, and sestinas
are nearly invisible.
She wrote sonnets and sestinas
, memorized the thesaurus, and read mythology.
The Book of the Penis (Grove, 1999); and Elephant (Groundwater Press, 1990), a chapbook of sestinas
After I wrote that poem, I began a whole series of sestinas
as responses to favorite books.