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Shai Ben-Shalom

Lindsay Foran

Jerry Golland

Seymour Mayne

Christal Steck

Doreen Taylor-Claxton

Nicola Vulpe

Betty Warrington-Kearsley

Erwin Wiens

Seymour Mayne

Seymour Mayne is the author, editor, or translator of more than 70 books. As the leading international innovator of the word sonnet, he has given readings and lectured widely on this unique miniature form. His latest collections include bilingual editions of Ricochet: Word Sonnets in Spanish and French, Auspicious Calligraphy: Word Sonnets, in Romanian, and the most recent selection, Cusp: Word Sonnets. A few of the poems included here were first published in the White Wall Review.



Afterword
for Christal Steck
 
The
word
arrives
a
bit
late
but
the
door
lingers
ajar
on
its
hinges.
 



Perfection
for Tony Rudolf
 
I
sit
back
in
spring
rain –
perfection
of
heart
is
as
elusive
as
ever.
 



Wristband
for Betty Warrington-Kearsley
 
I
put
out
my
hand –
the
wind
circles
it
with
a
wristband
of
breath.
 



Comfort
In memory of Bonna Haberman
 
Where
do
molecules
of
our
speech
migrate
when
our
hands
cease
touching,
giving
comfort?
 



Whisper
for Anne Mounic
 
The
sun
is
your
sun,
sun
is
our
sun,
whisper
for
a
billion
years.