February 3, 2023

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WEDNESDAYS WITH DENISE: JANUARY 11, 2023

If, like me, you are endlessly fascinated by the sonnet and all that it can hold, you should pick up a copy of The American Sonnet: An Anthology of Poems and Essays by Dora Malech and Laura T. Smith, which is published tomorrow from University of Iowa Press. From Phyllis Wheatley to Diane Suess, from Muriel Rukeyser to Patricia Smith, this anthology captures the flexibility and permanence of form. In addition to old and new sonnets, each entry is followed by essays. A real treat from a book!