Poems

Sonnet 14: Formerly

DPS blur 14 Formerly

“. . . That voice, / clear as a bell in our minds, / insists we don’t forget.”

• Tamar Yoseloff on Formerly: “Traditionally, in a sonnet corona, the final poem is constructed of lines from the previous 13 poems, so that’s how this was conceived. I like the idea that it is made of fragments from other poems, very much in keeping with the recycled nature of the whole project. And of course, the title gave me the pun on ‘formally’.”

• Read a high resolution image of Formerly here
• The full sonnet sequence is published in Formerly, available here
• Listen to Tamar Yoseloff reading the poem at the Poetry Library here