LIPSTICK ON THE CANON: ADDONIZIO & SEUSS ON THE SONNET
Kim Addonizio and Diane Seuss will turn their attention to modern and contemporary practitioners of the sonnet in order to consider how the sonnet specifically, and traditional forms generally, can be adopted, adapted, and upended for the poet’s own provocative purposes. What counts, in contemporary practice, as a sonnet? How might the sonnet’s historical, canonical presence hold us up as we embark on our riskiest excursions? For whom is formal practice also transgressive rebellion, and how can we court transgression in our own work? Addonizio and Seuss will speak to their own work with the form, what subjects it allows them to approach, and why, after all these years, they just can’t quit it. Q & A to follow.
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