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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:American / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:112
  • Format:Paperback

The Wild Sonnets: Volume III (201-300)

by Nicholas Korn View author's profile page

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Overview

The Wild Sonnets: Volume III (201-300) features the third hundred poems by poet, Nicholas Korn.
This collection was written between 2019-2020.

Poet's selection from the book:

Wild Sonnet #234


I know there comes a moment to the soul

When it is ready to lay the burdens

Of the body down – ready to set the senses

Free, like a sparkling of sparrows, sudden

And lush from a leaf-laden tree. I know there

Comes a second when the skin forgets to feel,

Unremembering at once what once it thought was real.


I know there comes a day when only night

Will claim every monument of ash

That I erected in my name. Even then

Will the trinity of my one worship be the same:

Glory in what's gone, to which reason must resign,

Glory in what comes out of desire or design,

Glory in all this minute makes as mine.

Description

Reinventing the traditional sonnet form.
As a poet, I have always been deeply connected to the sonnet form, and decided a few years ago to create variation that was both more modern and of my own making. The structure I decided to use is built on two seven line stanzas, each capped with a rhyming couplet. The preceding lines are basically blank verse - meant to echo the feel and fluency of a soliloquy. Since writing the first Wild Sonnet in 2016, I have added over 300 to the sequence. When I reach the next 100 poems, I publish them as a individual book and add the new work to a digital version that contains the entire collection.  

This is a lifelong project for me – and although the feel of the poems may shift slightly with time, my dedication to this particular form does not. What the eventual fate of these poems will be is not for me to say, but I hope those who read them will feel that the power of this form has been both honored and expanded.

About the author

Nicholas Korn is a poet, playwright, filmmaker and composer. The first volume of Wild Sonnets was published in June 2018, with the second following in October 2019. His stage play, Delirium's Daughters, was featured Off-Broadway in 2015, and his film, Revel's Rivals, won the award for Best Animated Feature at the 2012 Louisville International Festival of Film. In the early aughts, he founded and ran Stage First Cincinnati – a theater company dedicated to the ancient Greeks, Moliere and the occasional Shakespeare. As an artist, he combines classicism with a curiosity for all things digital – honoring equally the tradition and the trend. He lives in Bellevue, KY with his wife, Nancy. For more on current poems and projects, visit www.nicholaskorn.com.

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