reading revival: a poetry book blog

reading revival is devoted to promoting australian poetry books and related discussion through reading one book - firstly, duty by geraldine mckenzie. i will choose a new book roughly every 3 months

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

more on the sonnet: the sonnet continues both in conventional & experimental versions - at least here in australia. its derivation suggests a reason for this, why it wont die (wc williams dismissed it & then recanted in favour of merrill moore- & that was pre-berrigan) - tho i have thought it had to do with song, & was a convenient measure for a song-poem, cod gives a derivation from the italian sonetto - sonetto being a diminutive of suono, or sound, which suggests - to me - new possibilities for the sonnet - (& theres something of the sonnet - it seems to me - in clark coolidge)


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