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As the resident artist at EcoHealth, I pen verse these days inspired by the specter of future pandemics; for my dissertation at Amerika-Institut of LMU M√ľnchen, where I edit a weekly circular on poetry, I'm anatomizing the prosody of E. A. Robinson's sonnets—I also teach English, tutor composition, and lead a literary circle.

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On Shakespeare's Sonnets


Such poetry, of course, is not enough
to wholly rend one's hurt and heal one's heart--
that said, its notes of grace might bless the rough
and ready dance as souls enamored start.

Mark Olival-Bartley

Note:  A recitation can be heard here.

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