May 06, 2010

Over at Best American Poetry: Sestinas





Sometimes you get really lucky--your rockstar baking friends dedicate typewriter fondant in your name. Thanks, Meaghan! (That's her image, to the left, (c) Meaghan Mountford.)

Over at Best American Poetry, I am talking about sestinas

Sestina: a 12th-century form invented the the troubadours, particularly Provençal poet Arnaut Daniel. A form whose acrobatics declare Look at me. If I weren't a Real Poet--worthy of patronage--could I write this?

Sestina: jigsaw puzzle. Obsession. Bee in the bonnet. Bugaboo.

Read the entire post here. 

2 comments:

少于毓芝 said...

It's great!!..................................................

Jessie Carty said...

so funny that you are doing a post on sestinas when i just did one as well :) looking forward to checking yours out!