88 sonnets

 
pub date: 12/10/2012
paperback isbn: 978-1-934200-61-2
paperback: $15.95

Coolidge’s embrace of the sonnet form – a continuation of the project begun in On the Nameways and Alien Tatters – is a gemlike amalgam of narrative urge, wacky name-dropping, and pure visuality. Coolidge’s legendary proliferation – as many as 10 sonnets in a single day – marries the stunning variety of his intellect, on the mountaintop of formal inquiry.