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I Thought They'd Be Around Forever
Sonnets for Our Time
by James A. Baumgard View author's profile page

Overview


Can a seemingly anachronistic literary form—the sonnet—resonate with today's reader? Love, won and lost, is the sonnets mainstay—if not its reason for being. But the 114 sonnets in "I Thought They'd Be Around Forever" cover a wide range of topics not firmly fixed in love's literary embrace: nature, politics, human foibles, family, loss, race, greed, sex, death, grief, aging … and love, won and lost. Experience a captivating and intricately crafted collection of poetry like no other that addresses contemporary themes.
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Description


Can a seemingly anachronistic literary form—the sonnet—resonate with today's reader? Love, won and lost, is the sonnets mainstay—if not its reason for being. But the 114 sonnets in "I Thought They'd Be Around Forever" cover a wide range of topics not firmly fixed in love's literary embrace: nature, politics, human foibles, family, loss, race, greed, sex, death, grief, aging … and love, won and lost. Experience a captivating and intricately crafted collection of poetry like no other that addresses contemporary themes. The challenge and beauty of the sonnet is to say what it has to say in fourteen lines of ten syllables each, and to say it in a way that informs the heart, as well as the mind. And what greater challenge than to touch heart and mind when addressing the existential crises of our time: climate upheaval and species extinction? The eponymous sonnet "I Thought They'd Be Around Forever" rises to the challenge. Included is a "bonus" book. The Book of Koch bin Moloch a fictitious ancient text consisting of 22 satirical sonnets which deal only with wealth inequality.
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About the author


Author James Baumgard is a Chicago native, long-time San Francisco resident who now lives, writes, and line dances in Corona, California.
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Book details

Genre:POETRY

Subgenre:American / General

Language:English

Pages:158

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9798985194319

Paperback ISBN:9798985194302


Overview


Can a seemingly anachronistic literary form—the sonnet—resonate with today's reader? Love, won and lost, is the sonnets mainstay—if not its reason for being. But the 114 sonnets in "I Thought They'd Be Around Forever" cover a wide range of topics not firmly fixed in love's literary embrace: nature, politics, human foibles, family, loss, race, greed, sex, death, grief, aging … and love, won and lost. Experience a captivating and intricately crafted collection of poetry like no other that addresses contemporary themes.

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Description


Can a seemingly anachronistic literary form—the sonnet—resonate with today's reader? Love, won and lost, is the sonnets mainstay—if not its reason for being. But the 114 sonnets in "I Thought They'd Be Around Forever" cover a wide range of topics not firmly fixed in love's literary embrace: nature, politics, human foibles, family, loss, race, greed, sex, death, grief, aging … and love, won and lost. Experience a captivating and intricately crafted collection of poetry like no other that addresses contemporary themes. The challenge and beauty of the sonnet is to say what it has to say in fourteen lines of ten syllables each, and to say it in a way that informs the heart, as well as the mind. And what greater challenge than to touch heart and mind when addressing the existential crises of our time: climate upheaval and species extinction? The eponymous sonnet "I Thought They'd Be Around Forever" rises to the challenge. Included is a "bonus" book. The Book of Koch bin Moloch a fictitious ancient text consisting of 22 satirical sonnets which deal only with wealth inequality.

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About the author


Author James Baumgard is a Chicago native, long-time San Francisco resident who now lives, writes, and line dances in Corona, California.
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