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Edge (a sonnet triptych)

by Annette C. Boehm


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Annette C. Boehm is a Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Writers, University of Southern Mississippi. Her chapbook The Five Parts of Love: Confabulating Sappho is available from Dancing Girl Press. She serves as a poetry reader for Memorious — A Journal of New Verse and Fiction.

What surprising, fascinating stuff can you tell us about the origin, drafting, and/or final version of “Edge (a sonnet triptych)”?

The ‘unrationed butter’ in the center poem of the triptych is the one detail I remember vividly from reading a (very long) biography of Virginia Woolf some years ago. I don’t know why her enjoyment of butter stood out to me so much. What does it say about her? About me? Someone spent years carefully researching Woolf’s life and what I remember is a mention of butter. It was a good biography.

News

Congrats to Christopher Allen for having a work from HOUSEHOLD TOXINS being chosen to appear in BSF 2019 from Sonder Press.

Check out the write-up of the journal in The Writer.

Submissions

Poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction/prose poetry submissions is now CLOSED. Check out our new category triptychs! The next submission period opens September 15, 2019; submit here.

Upcoming

09/05 • Richard Baldasty (1 of 4)
09/07 • Briel Felton
09/09 • Chelsea Stickle
09/11 • Jeffrey Spahr-Summers
09/12 • Richard Baldasty (2 of 4)
09/14 • Frances Badgett
09/16 • Sarah Russell
09/18 • Ryan Stone
09/19 • Richard Baldasty (3 of 4)
09/23 • TBD
09/25 • TBD
09/26 • Richard Baldasty (4 of 4)
09/30 • TBD
10/02 • TBD
10/03 • J.I. Kleinberg
10/07 • TBD
10/09 • TBD
10/10 • Lilian McCarthy
12/02 • Tara Campbell