- Mark Olival-Bartley
- Thanks to a residency at EcoHealth, my verse these days finds inspiration in the specter of future pandemics; for my dissertation at LMU München, where I tutor and edit circulars on poetics and composition, I'm anatomizing the prosody of Robinson's sonnets—I also teach at MVHS and lead the Amerikahaus Literary Circle.
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.
Note: A recitation can be heard here.