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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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A Birthday Limerick for Carrie Etter


There once was a woman of Bath
who strode down a Chaucerian path,
where scurrilous verse
and, oh, so much worse
lay abed like fractals in math.

Mark Olival-Bartley
28 March 2014

Note:  A recitation can be heard here.

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