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FOURTEEN LINES AT A TIME: SONNETS 2006-2009

by J-P Voillequé



Contents:



I. Author's Note

II. Terminals

III. Borrowed Pages

IV. The Reticle



I. AUTHOR'S NOTE



The sonnet form has been around for a long time, and most poets take a crack at it at one point or another. This book gathers two sonnet series and a collection of other experiments in the form. The form is the overriding theme, but as I was putting this together I was interested to note that other themes emerged as well, more often (it seems) than in my other poetry. Perhaps because the form itself demands focus (you only get 14 lines to make a point, after all), many of these poems seem to isolate particular moments in time, little cameos of a life or lives. As befits a poetic form, process also plays a big role, with much attention paid to writing as invention (see, particularly, "after Stevens" in "The Reticle"). Naturally, I hope you enjoy this little chapbook.

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