What’s so “American” about the American sonnet? The rugged individualism and pioneer spirit ingrained in the American identity has been expanding the province of the sonnet since the 19th century, departing from its traditional counterparts in terms of rhyme scheme, meter, and subject matter. Is the American sonnet, then, an act of resistance, or an homage, or both? We’ll explore this question through a brief review of traditional sonnet models, the reading of contemporary American sonnets, and the writing of our own.
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MARJ HAHNE is a freelance editor and writing teacher, and a 2015 MFA graduate from the Rainier Writing Workshop, with a concentration in poetry. She has performed and taught at over 100 venues around the country, as well as been featured on public radio and television programs. Her poems have appeared in literary journals, anthologies, art exhibits, and dance performances. www.MarjHahne.com / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarjHahne / YouTube: https://bit.ly/2LxHUG2
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