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  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:American / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:112
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350926408

The Wild Sonnets: Volume VI (501-600)

by Nicholas Korn View author's profile page

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This sixth collection of Wild Sonnets features the 100 poems written from 2022-2023.
With The Wild Sonnets series, I have created my own take on the sonnet form – which maintains the structure and stricture of convention, while allowing a more fluid approach to both the rhythm and rhyme schemes. Essentially, a Wild Sonnet is two stanzas of seven lines each - composed of ambling iambics and capped with a rhyming couplet. As a writer, I admire and am deeply influenced by poets such as Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, Emily Dickinson and others for whom the sounds of the language are as crucial to the poetic experience as the meanings of the words. As for the style in this collection – The Wild Sonnets are meant to be dramatic in nature, almost short soliloquies that seem to be an immediate, poetic response to some thought or comment that has just been introduced.
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 the Greater Cincinnati area. For more on current poems and projects, visit nicholaskorn.com.