December 23, 2017

American Sonnets (Part IX: Concept and Impact)

By Dora Malech

[Continued from “American Sonnets (Part VIII: A Tale of Two Sonnets)”] In my last post, I returned to sonnets (traditional and conceptual) in Terrance Hayes’s first two books of poems, Muscular […]

October 25, 2017

Hayes’s American Sonnets (Part II)

By Dora Malech

[Continued from “Hayes’s American Sonnets (Part I)”] I trace Hayes’s “American Sonnet” impulse and form to Wanda Coleman, but Coleman and Hayes are certainly not alone in making the sonnet […]

October 24, 2017

Hayes’s American Sonnets (Part I)

By Dora Malech

There is a particular excitement in experiencing a favorite poet’s new project unfurl, if not in real time as its poems are written, then soon after, before a collection binds […]