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Mark Olival-Bartley studied applied linguistics at Hawaii Pacific University, attaining B.A. and M.A. degrees in TESOL, and poetry at the City College of New York. He is now anatomizing the prosody of E. A. Robinson’s sonnets for his dissertation at Amerika Institut of LMU Munich, where also he edits a poetry weekly. His poems and translations have appeared in journals on both sides of the Atlantic. He is the resident poet at EcoHealth, where his science-themed verse is regularly featured, and a senior copyeditor of Review of International American Studies.

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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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