Sonnets

Sonnets

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Poetry. Edited by Lee Ann Brown. SONNETS, first published in 1989 as Tender Buttons Number 1 is widely considered to be one of the most generative and innovative works of contemporary American poetry, radically rethinking the traditional sonnet form. This expanded 25th Anniversary edition includes a new preface by Bernadette Mayer, an editor's note by Tender Buttons Press publisher Lee Ann Brown, and a selection of previously unpublished archival material including the Skinny Sonnets, described as "Hypnogogic Word Playing in Reporters' Notebooks" which further expand our map of Bernadette Mayer's ground- breaking works of writing consciousness.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Tender Buttons Press,, 2014.
Edition: 25th anniversary edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780927920056
0927920050
Branch Call Number: 811.54 Mayer
Characteristics: 121 pages ;,23 cm

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JCLCassandraG May 12, 2017

The Sonnets is a great starting point for diving into the work of Bernadette Mayer. Mayer takes from the clever, social, & fast-talking traditions of 20th century New York Poets like Frank O'Hara & Ted Berrigan while remaining grounded in the intricacies of classic language-testers &... Read More »


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JCLCassandraG May 12, 2017

The Sonnets is a great starting point for diving into the work of Bernadette Mayer. Mayer takes from the clever, social, & fast-talking traditions of 20th century New York Poets like Frank O'Hara & Ted Berrigan while remaining grounded in the intricacies of classic language-testers & breakers like Gertrude Stein & Herman Melville. With bursts of genius that distill Mayer's typical lengthy writings into nearly perfect ruminations on the mundane, these poems remain faithful to the sonnet form, using their voltas to swaddle tenderness in hatred & appreciation in jaded malaise. For fans of Anne Waldman, Alice Notley, or Eileen Myles.

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