Undisturbed Circles

Good Collection

Bethany W Pope

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I am pleased to announce the publication of my third full collection, Undisturbed Circles. It’s composed of a series of double-acrostic sonnet crowns. The acrostics run down the left hand margin of each sonnet, and continue down the right, adding another layer of complexity to the narrative.

If that’s not confusing enough, here is the Form Key:

Forward and Form Key

Fox Cycle is a traditional sonnet crown; adorned with a continuous double-acrostic that runs down the left and right margins of each sonnet and which, taken together, form another poem. It details the life of a vixen as she (being trickster) slips between the world of the living and the world of the dead.

The Labyrinth is a heroic sonnet crown. This piece is technically intricate. Each sonnet is prefaced by a brief narrative prose-poem that I used to set the tone for the grouping. The sonnets themselves…

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