Sonnet 1: Capacity

DPS blur 01 Capacity

“Fat chance you’ll ever break out of here, / this depository for great mistakes”

• Tamar Yoseloff on Capacity: “My poem developed from a play on the name, a place that looks like less than its moniker suggests. I conjure a relationship between two people who’ve come to the end of the road.  The model is Berryman’s Dream Songs, and his (sometimes very funny) voice of resigned failure: the last word is a nod to the end of Dream Song 14.”

• Read a high resolution image of Capacity here
• The full sonnet sequence is published in Formerly, available here
• Capacity has also appeared in the poetry anthology Adventures in Form, edited by Tom Chilvers (Penned in the Margins, £9.99, ISBN 978-1-908058-01-0)
• Listen to Tamar Yoseloff reading Capacity at the Poetry Library here