Reviews for The Wild Sonnets: Volume V (401-500)
Everything is aerial, and has its element of awe
Nicholas Korn is a poet of incredible energy and verve--of process and vision. His Wild Sonnets may be the longest sonnet sequence ever written. It's truly bewildering in its scope, and still growing before our eyes. But these poems are also wild with content--dailiness, observation, philosophical insights, and a stunning sense of purpose. The language is lush and Korn's approach is reverential toward the history and elegance of the form, while also keeping its eyes and ears in/on the 21st Century. As a sonneteer, Korn exists in the future-past or the past-future, but in any case he has a foot in both worlds, like Gregory Corso or Guillaume Apollinaire. Certainly the spirit is bardic here. Korn knows that poetry sings! But it also flies and blows around and stumbles a bit when it drinks. I can't wait to see how it continues to develop!
– Matt Hart | Head of Writing Program at the Art Academy of Cincinnati
Great book, and impressive creative project
This book is part of an ongoing writing project. One of the most impressive and ambitious creative endeavors I know of. These sonnets talk about life, love, time, and everything we are. It is interesting how the author has kept and changed the sonnet form. They are wild and yet delicate, like a wild flower. Pick a book, then pick a sonnet. You will not regret it.
– Manuel Iris | Poet Laureate of Cincinnati, Emeritus
Touching, beautiful and so on point!
Nicholas Korn's Wild Sonnets resonate the stuff of our lives. They will touch you and speak to you in the way that life speaks to you. This is a must read. And if you haven't done so, check out his YouTube readings of these poems.
– Alissa S.