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Thanks to a residency at EcoHealth, my verse these days finds inspiration in the specter of future pandemics; for my dissertation at LMU M√ľnchen, 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.

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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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