Each of her poems is as thick as the Tennessee woods, and one can imagine her, pen to notebook, on the mountain at Sewanee, imagining each descant and collect, each sonnet and villanelle
She writes in cross rhyme on one page and in a villanelle
a few pages later.
Eve will be joined by a psychopathic assassin named Villanelle
, and the former will be charged for hunting the latter down.
She is pursued by killer Villanelle
, who is yet to be cast.
Still, Duhamel's hardcore fans, who recall the witty immediacy of the Barbie poems in Kinky (1997), might prefer Scald when it tackles the near-present tense, as in "Extreme Villanelle
," which starts: "Our drones, called Predator and Reaper, / have killed at least four hundred civilians / as they wiped out extremists, life cheaper // in the Middle East.
I also identify with the heroine, Villanelle
, even though I'm not a crossdresser, yet, and my feet aren't webbed.
In King's discussion of the villanelle
he correctly says that the form takes nineteen lines, but his rhyme pattern omits six lines; it also does not clearly distinguish the first repeated "a" rhyme from other "a" rhymes.
A partire dalle villanelle
e dalla loro diffusione nella Napoli del Cinquecento si puo ricostruire la concezione rinascimentale del "fare musica" utilizzando o formando una melodia cantabile e realizzandone l'accompagnamento.
Part of Incarnadine's accomplishment is its thematic consistency and structural restlessness--the collection not only grapples with traditional forms (the villanelle
, terza rima, an abecedarian, sonnets, and hymns), but also experiments with lyric prose, erasure, overheard conversations, concrete poetry, etc.
Attentive to both sound and image, the poet utilizes inherited forms to bring order to her vision, as in her villanelle
"A Flemish Still Life," where the circular motion of the form reinforces the and necessity of a pleased patron.
Some of the forms I used are the villanelle
and the pantoum, both of which use repetition, as well as haiku, alphabet poem, acrostic and several imitations.
Writing a villanelle
about Titus Oates in 1985 summons a stoic romance that requires no explanation--"'I am just going outside and may be some time.