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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.

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