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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Poetry: Adventures in Form

Fire up your shopping baskets! If there's one definite purchase that you should be making this spring, it's this fine tome from Penned in The Margins. As described:

Welcome to a strange new world in which a poem can be written using only one vowel, processed through computer code, collaged from film trailers, compiled from Facebook status updates, hidden inside a Sudoku puzzle, and even painted on sheep to demonstrate Quantum Theory.
Discover a multitude of new and unusual poetic forms – from tweet to time-splice, and from skinny villanelle to breakbeat sonnet – in this inspiring and inventive anthology.

It's going to be a Poetry Book Society special recommendation, and it features a heavyweight line up of poets. Including Ruth Padel, Paul Muldoon and me. Um...



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