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Persisting in Madness

Persisting in Madness1

 

Alan was still writing songs in the 1970’s, while I turned out historical narratives in iambic pentameter. We were much influenced by the Greek Alexandrian poet Konstantin Kavafy, and his sexual candor. We also admired A.L. Rowse’s exposé of Homosexuals in History and  Mary Renault’s historical novels. Such reading inspired this poem, which was my first sonnet.

Are Poems Still Allowed to Rhyme?

Are Poems Still Allowed to Rhyme?

 

A contributor to a literary magazine enquires, ‘Are poems still allowed to rhyme?’

Caught and Freed: Manipulations of Form in Elizabeth Bishop’s “Sonnet” and “One Art”

Caught and Freed: Manipulations of Form in Elizabeth Bishop’s “Sonnet” and “One Art”

 

David Catron

David Catron's essays and poetry have appeared in a variety of literary publications, including Parnassus: Poetry in Review, Oxford Magazine, and The Formalist.

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