Shattered Sonnets Love Cards and Other Off and Back Handed Importunities (Hardcover)
Author: Olena Kalytiak Davis
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press (2014)
Olena Kalytiak Davis's Shattered Sonnets has earned "cult classic" status and is an unremittingly electrifying collection brimming with intelligence, humor, and ardor. Drawing on an impressive array of forebears including Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, and Sylvia Plath, Davis overhauls the sonnet and revitalizes the confessional style in poems that leave no convention unquestioned, no expectation unthwarted, no letter, spelling, or line break unconsidered.
"[Shattered Sonnets] breathes life into American verse . . . [an] urgent and unrepentant collection."
"This convulsive book [Shattered Sonnets]—at times funny, at times sick at heart—refracts and defends a wondrous light."