May 28, 2018

Age of Glass

By Dora Malech

[Continued from American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin] Oh, the delight, when, after thinking about American sonnets for some weeks here at the Kenyon Review blog, the Cleveland […]

January 19, 2018

American Sonnets (Part XI: Insistence)

By Dora Malech

[Continued from “American Sonnets (Part X: Box, Box, Boxes, Boxes In)”] In addition to the overlapping concerns of form and content I began to consider in the previous post, Stein’s […]

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 […]