14 Collage Sonnets (after Ted Berrigan)
By John Kendall Hawkins
By avoiding the arrangement of lines into sub-structures like quatrains, octaves, or couplets, he creates a form that is divisible into fourteen "equal" parts, similar to how an hour is divisible into sixty equal minutes, allowing for the sonnet to become a consistent and reliable structure capable of measuring the passing of time.
-Timothy Henry, "Time and Time Again," Jacket 40 (2010)
SONNET #1: Dancing on Shakespeare's Tomb
jigging the nave north wall: a dance of death
Was Shakesphere homotextual? O!
Warburg Pincus TurnItIn!├ "× Kiss 'n Tell spin my bottle
Ring them bells for all of those who are Left
smoked the out back bones beached white Mozart's debtor fingers
like little Ozzie Freedman, his sin agog
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